Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition Nazir Alhakim stressed that Iran cannot play the role of a guarantor in Syria as it is aiding and abetting the Assad regime in its war on the Syrian people.
Alhakim also said that the Assad regime’s international backer, Russia, proclaimed itself a guarantor of the latest Astana agreement; however, it has so far failed to prove its credibility and stop the Assad regime’s crimes.
Alhakim made these remarks during a meeting with Undersecretary in the Spanish Embassy in Turkey Jose Luis Santos on Friday. Both sides discussed the latest political and field developments in Syria.
Alhakim noted that the Coalition and its presidential body entertain hope in the upcoming round of negotiations in Geneva and the role of Turkey, the Arab countries, the United States, and the European Union, adding that these countries “should play a more effective role in Syria.” The two sides expressed support for the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee and its negotiating delegation to Geneva.
The two sides also discussed the role Spain can play in building a new Syria and in responding to the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people. Alhakim stressed all support for the Syrian people need to be channeled through the Syrian Coalition and its institutions, namely the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) and the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU).
The meeting also agreed that the SIG and ACU will submit a number of plans for development projects to the Spanish government to secure funding for these projects.
For his part, Santos congratulated the Secretary-General and the new presidential body for winning the confidence of the Syrian Coalition as he stressed the important role of the Coalition in leading the current phase of the revolution. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)