The Syrian National Coalition’s political committee on Thursday held its regular meeting and discussed the latest on the ground developments in the ongoing onslaught being launched by the Assad regime and Russia on Idlib and the political developments.
Members of the committee stressed that Russia is still not committed to international resolutions on Syria and is committing blatant violations of human rights. They pointed out that Russia’s actions constitute an obstacle to finding a solution in Syria and to ending the suffering of the Syrian people.
The committee also discussed the results of the quartet summit hosted by London bringing together the leaders of Turkey, Germany, France and Great Britain. It stressed the importance of continued international support to reach a just solution in Syria in accordance with the international resolutions, especially the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Resolution 2254.
Haitham Rahma, member of the drafting body of the Constitutional Committee, briefed the committee on the work of the second session of the Constitutional Committee which ended without holding any joint sessions due to the intransigence of the regime and its setting of preconditions aimed at disrupting the work of the Committee.
Members of the committee also stressed that the Assad regime's disruption of the work of the Constitutional Committee's proves once again that the regime is not serious or ready to negotiate and is trying to procrastinate, noting that Russia is encouraging the regime’s behavior. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
Secretary of the Syrian National Coalition’s political committee, Riad al-Hassan, expressed his support for the declaration issued by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on the threat ‘Russia’s aggressive actions constitute to Euro-Atlantic security. The declaration was made during a NATO meeting in London on Wednesday.
Al-Hassan pointed out that Russia insisted on supporting the Assad regime whose actions constituted global terrorism at the highest levels. He said that the Assad regime is waging war against the Syrian people, brought the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps militias, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization militias, and other sectarian mercenaries to the country. The Assad regime’s actions created an enabling environment for the entry of groups designated terrorist by the United Nations and the European Union.
Al-Hassan added that Russia's violent military intervention alongside the regime in Aleppo in 2015 caused the biggest wave of refugees in modern times towards Europe and Syria's neighboring countries. Millions of Syrians were forced to leave their country to escape what the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres described as “hell on earth.”
Al-Hassan went on to say that the war, which was fueled by Russia, produced rogue regimes such as the Assad and Iranian regimes and those allied with them in Lebanon and Iraq. He cited the London Declaration describing these regimes as posing a challenge to “the rules-based international order.”
Al-Hassan also cited Russia's unjustified use of the veto which helped these rogue regimes escape punishment and extended their life. He said that Moscow used its veto power 13 times to shield the Assad regime from condemnation for the genocide it committed using the internationally prohibited chemical weapons against the civilian population.
"The free world must uphold the purposes and principles of the UN Charter as well as unite in the face of these aggressive actions in order to establish peace and restore stability in Syria and beyond.” (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
Secretary General of the Syrian National Coalition and Vice-president of the Supreme Hajj Committee, Abdelbaset Abdullatif, and member of the Committee Salim Al-Khatib toured the offices of the Committee in the Turkish provinces located near the Syrian border and the liberated areas. He discussed with them the mechanism of work and preparations for the next hajj season.
Abdullatif discussed the performance of the teams in the Hajj offices during the last season and ways to develop them and improve their capabilities.
He also stressed the importance of persistent work and efforts to serve Syrian pilgrims, as he expressed his confidence that the Committee and its staff are providing a valuable, highly important service.
Abdullatif pointed to the need to seek further development and improvement as well as improve the services provided by the offices of the Hajj Committee for all Syrians without any discrimination. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)