Nasr Hariri, Head of the delegation of the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) to the 7th round of Geneva talks, stressed that the regime continues to refuse to engage in the political process, calling on the United Nations to fulfill its obligations to implement international resolutions on political transition in Syria.
Speaking after a meeting with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura on the third day of the latest round of talks in Geneva on Wednesday, Hariri said: “We held the first meeting with the UN envoy today. The meeting discussed the framework of the political process."
“We participated in very useful technical meetings in June and July about baskets 2 and 3 [governance and the constitution]. Today the discussions were focused on the essence of the political process to implement the UN Security Council resolutions relating to political transition,” Hariri added.
"What we see is the refusal of the regime to participate in political negotiations. It will not get involved in political discussions or negotiations.”
Hariri went on: “The international community and the UN Security Council, which have passed resolutions to bring about political transition in Syria, must fulfill their obligations and fully assume their roles and name the side impeding a political solution.”
The HNC, Hariri said, has delivered to the UN a memorandum about detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime “especially as no progress in this issue has been achieved in the Astana meetings.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department+ Agencies)