In response to US State Department’s John Kirby, Hadi Al-Bahra said that “the United States and Russia have a responsibility to ending the ongoing tragedy in Syria as the two key members of the UN Security Council.” Kirby stated that the Pentagon and the international anti-ISIS coalition do not see a need to impose a safe zone in Syria now.
Furthermore, Iran and countries sending sectarian militias to Syria to fight for Assad are also responsible for the ongoing tragedy in Syria.
Bahra points out that the current situation in Syria has become increasingly intertwined with several international and regional crises, adding that what has increased the chaotic situation is the de facto alliances formed between the international coalition and some local militant factions. While there are many disagreements amongst the factions, some of them even fight on the side of the Assad regime. Some also fought against US forces during the occupation of Iraq, killing American soldiers.
These complications and hodge-podge alliances have increased suffering of the Syrian people and the destruction of the Syrian state. These conditions make it difficult for the regional powers to make unilateral decisions to support the Syrian people although the situation in Syria now represents a growing threat to the security of these countries. (Source: Syrian Coalition)