Official spokesman for the Syrian Coalition, Anas al-Abdah, said that the Assad regime did not change its behavior as it insisted on blocking the work of the political process and making it irrelevant. The Assad regime’s latest meeting with the UN envoy Staffan de Mistura was aimed at deceiving the international community by pretending to be collaborating with the UN efforts.
“The Assad regime is still putting obstacles,” al-Abda told Al-Hayat newspaper. He added: “The conditions set by the Assad regime are aimed at obstructing the work of the constitutional committee and emptying it of any meaning.”
“The Assad regime is seeking to invest its meeting with de Mistura in the context of public relations so as not to appear as the side that is putting obstacles.”
Al-Abdah went on to say that the Assad regime is also seeking to delay the announcement of the constitutional committee for as long as possible.
The remarks made by the Assad regime’s foreign minister indicated that the regime did not want an effective constitutional committee under the supervision of the United Nations, Al-Abdah said. He urged the international community to “adopt an active position and seriously intervene to put the political process back on the right track.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)