Hariri Calls on Int’l Community to End Assad Regime’s Disruption of Constitutional Committee
Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Nasr al-Hariri, called on the international community to put an end to the Assad regime's disruption of the work of the Constitutional Committee, warning that this disruption risks sabotaging the political process altogether.
In an interview with the Anadolu Agency, Hariri considered that the regime's position was not surprising. “We have a bitter memory of the Geneva talks and their previous rounds,” he said, stressing that the Assad regime “is unwilling to reach a political solution."
Hariri pointed out that the delegation of the Syrian Negotiations Commission put forward five proposals for the agenda in the latest session of the work of the Constitutional Committee. The Assad regime's delegation, meanwhile, insisted on discussing the so-called national principles with the aim of blocking progress in the work of the Constitutional Committee.
“If this insistence continues, it will impede reaching the desired political solution for all Syrians.”
He stressed that the Syrian Negotiations Commission is very serious about the success of the constitutional process, pointing out that it will continue to make all efforts to overcome the obstacles and difficulties that the regime places in front of the Constitutional Committee.
Moreover, Hariri pointed out that the task of drawing up an agenda lies with the United Nations and the international community, expressing his support for the position of the United Nations not to hold any new session until after agreeing on the agenda. “The absence of a political process is better than having a sham process.”
He stressed that there will be no new round of talks on the constitution without an agenda that is consistent with the rules of procedure which have already been agreed upon by the Assad regime and the Commission. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)