Spokesman for the Syrian opposition’s Negotiations Committee, Yahya Aridi, said that the Committee’s delegation came to Geneva to make peace in Syria in accordance with international resolutions. He stressed that the implantation of UN resolutions is key to the safe return the displaced people and refugees to their homes.
"Our goal is to make peace and restore security so that the Syrian people can return safely to their homes and feel that they have the right to freedom and dignity as well as to rebuild their homeland and bring it back to life," Aridi said in a brief statement before entering the UN building to meet the UN envoy Staffan de Mistura and his team. “We came here to achieve this goal, and we are ready to go everywhere to achieve it.”
Aridi went on: "We came here so that Syrians can feel safe. Our goal is clear. We are firmly committed to international resolutions which talked about a political transition process in which Syrians can express their will to freely choose their leaders, which is their natural right.”
Aridi called for the lifting of the siege imposed on the people of eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus. “The people of eastern Ghouta deserve to live without siege. We demand the evacuation of children who are only 10 kilometers away from hospitals, which is also their natural right." (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)
President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif participated in the conference called by the Supreme Council of Syrian Tribes on Monday.
The conference was held under the title: “Syrian tribes are a guarantor of the integrity of the Syrian national fabric, stability and the return of the displaced and refugees." In a speech he delivered during the meeting, Seif said that the Syrian tribes are an integral component of the Syrian society.
Seif highlighted the important role of Syrian tribes in confronting terrorist organizations and the sectarian militias supporting the Assad regime. He said that Syrian tribes have made enormous sacrifices defending the Syrian revolution and its goals, most importantly the departure of Bashar al-Assad and the symbols and pillars of his regime and the establishment of a civil, democratic state that is free from corruption, oppression, and terror.
Seif pointed out that from the moment it seized power, the Assad regime has sought to excluded Syria’s tribal leaders by preventing them from playing a constructive role among the Syrian people with the aim of subverting society and undermining its social and moral structure.
Seif also talked about the crimes being committed by the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) against Syrian tribes after they seized control of parts of Syria, stressing that these crimes amount to crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Moreover, Seif stressed that Iran is seeking to bring about a demographic change in the region through the displacement of the Syrian people and changing their beliefs. He added that Tehran wants to take Syria hostage as it did in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon under the slogan of resisting the Israeli entity. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)