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The Syrian Coalition welcomes the declaration by the OPCW-UN joint mission today that “the total of declared chemical weapons materials destroyed or removed from Syria has reached 100%.” The Coalition commends the extraordinary work the joint mission has done during the past year in trying to eliminate the regime’s chemical stockpile. Twelve chemical weapons production facilities, however, remain unaccounted for. The Coalition urges the OPCW Executive Council, which the organization…
Hadi Al Bahra, secretary of the political committee, said that the U.S. President Barack Obama’s remarks made recently during an interview with CBS television were meant to respond to the criticism of his approach in dealing with the Syrian crisis. “The expansion of cross-border extremism is a result of the reluctance of our friendly countries, including the United States, to give sufficient support for the Syrian people and the mainstream…
Louay Safi, spokesman for the Syrian Coalition, regrets the remarks made by the US President Barack Obama to CBS television in which he dismissed the idea that supplying US arms to moderate Syrian rebels would have toppled President Assad, calling it a "fantasy". Safi said that Obama's remarks are meant to cover up the inability of his administration to prevent the deterioration of the political and humanitarian situation in the…
On the World Refugee Day, political committee member Alia Mansour, calls on the international community "to shoulder its responsibility in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis. The horrific humanitarian crisis is caused by Assad’s systematic crimes against the Syrian people to bring them down to their knees. However, all these crimes are faced by unprecedented silence, and the refugee crisis cannot be solved through the provision of relief aid, but through…
Members of the political committee discussed the results of meetings held President Jarba with rebel commanders and a number of political leaders. They also discussed the situation on the ground in Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Raqqa and the ramifications of the latest developments in Iraq on the Syrian crisis. The political committee will end its meetings to develop strategy for the work of the Syrian Coalition in its next phase.…
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