The Syrian opposition’s chief negotiator in the Geneva talks Mohammad Alloush called upon the United States to lift the ban on supplying rebel groups with weapons in order to achieve a balance on the ground in Syria.
“During recent talks with Washington, the Syrian opposition asked for allowing supporters of the Syrian revolution to supply the forces of the revolution with weapons to defend themselves and to counterbalance the support Assad receives from Russia and Iran,” Alloush added.
At in interview with Alsharq Alawast newspaper on Wednesday, Alloush stressed that the FSA and other rebel groups have been fighting mainly to defend the Syrian people against the Assad regime and the Iranian-backed militias as well as to contain ISIS.
He pointed out that Russia’s bid in the UN Security Council to designate Jaish Alislam and Ahrar Alsham rebel groups as terrorist groups was proposed by the Assad regime in response to the increasing losses regime forces have recently suffered in many parts across Syria.
Alloush emphasized that Jaish Alislam has never been involved in terror acts, welcoming the opposition by Western countries to the Russian proposal in the UN Security Council to list Jaish Alislam and Ahrar Alsham as terrorist groups.
Alloush concluded his remarks by calling for taking further action to put an end to the killing, destruction and tyranny in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Alsharq Alawsat)