Officials in the Syrian Negotiations Commission said that the war crimes being committed against civilians in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta must be stopped immediately. They held the United Nations responsible for the deteriorating situation in eastern Ghouta because of its failure to take firm stance forcing the Assad regime to stop its ongoing onslaught on the besieged area.
The Commission officials made these remarks at a teleconference with civic leading figures in eastern Ghouta on Thursday.
Member of the Commission Abdul Ilah Fahad said that the Commission is keen to continue to communicate with all revolutionary bodies across Syria to keep them informed about the latest information, initiatives and dialogues with the United Nations and about developments in the negotiating process.
Member of the Commission Firas al-Khalidi pointed out that the political process is in danger because of attempts to undermine the Geneva process and impose a Russian-made solution on Syrians during the conference to be held at the end of this month in Sochi. He stressed that this revolution will not abandon its principles and goals in repelling aggression and the prosecution of criminals.
Member of the Commission Ahmed Al-Asrawi said that Russian officials did not provide complete answers to questions about the planned Sochi conference during a visit by a delegation of the Commission to Moscow last week. He noted that the delegation told the Russian side that they were committed to a political solution in Syria and the full implementation of UN resolutions on Syria, which cannot be achieved as long as the Assad regime survives in power.
The leading figures in eastern Ghouta stressed that the humanitarian situation continues to worsen because of the continued onslaught by the Assad regime and the tightened siege on the entire area as well as the blocking of the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those in need.
They pointed out that Russia did not abide by the terms of the de-escalation zones’ agreement. They added that while the Commissions’ delegation was in Moscow, regime forces were dropping toxic chlorine-filled bombs on the district of Douma, causing dozens of asphyxiation among civilians, including women and children. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)