President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem Al-Meslet, stressed the need to push the political process ahead to implement UN resolutions on Syria, especially the achievement of political transition and meeting the demands of the Syrian people for freedom, dignity and democracy.
In an interview with the Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadh, Al-Meslet stressed that the United Nations is required to provide a specific timetable for the paths of the political process in line with UN Resolution 2254, including the establishment of a transitional governing body with full powers. He said that this body is a prelude to a complete political transition in Syria, adding that our people cannot wait indefinitely.
Al-Meslet stressed that it is unacceptable for the international community to continue to manage the Syrian conflict with such lukewarm stance, and through ineffective approaches that fail to alleviate the suffering of our people in the IDP camps and in the regime-held areas, nor the suffering of hundreds of thousands of abducted and forcibly disappeared detainees, and millions of displaced persons and refugees whose suffering must be put to an end to ensure their safe and dignified return to their homes.
Moreover, Al-Meslet highly valued the positions of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince, as well as the principled, firm Saudi position in rejecting the legitimacy of the regime. He said that this position represents support for the Syrian people and their rightful aspirations, and crucial for reaching a political solution. He added that the speech that the permanent representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently delivered to the UN General Assembly came to express what is in the hearts of the people of Syria and convey the reality of what is happening on the ground.
He stressed the importance of the Kingdom’s position and its political and diplomatic role in Syria and its ability to push the international community towards implementing UN Security Council resolutions, especially resolutions 2118 and 2254.
Furthermore, Al-Meslet stressed that the Iranian project does not target Syria only, but all countries in the region. He said that everyone can see the Iranian regime’s subversive operations through the militias it deployed in Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon and other countries. “We also see the terrorist operations carried out by Iranian militias in Yemen targeting the security and stability of the region.
He also stressed the need to confront this malicious subversive project, stop its expansion to the rest of the region through direct, real and intense support for the Syrian people in their battle against this project and by supporting their aspirations for a state of freedom, dignity and equality, a civil, pluralistic, democratic state that guarantees the rights of all its components.
Al-Meslet stressed that any attempt to rehabilitate the Assad regime necessarily means rewarding the criminals and their allies, and supporting a project that seeks to perpetuate tyranny, corruption and terrorism. It will only be support for the Iranian project, which has become a nightmare for everyone in the region.
He added that rehabilitating Assad means giving impetus to Tehran’s plans and projects in the entire Arab region, consolidating its expansion and control, and strengthening its interventions.
Al-Meslet pointed to the need to address the root causes of the problem, as the genocide regime cannot be a factor of stability. He also stressed that chaos and criminality are an essential element in the nature and composition of the regime on which it depends for its survival.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)