Secretary of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee, Abdul Majeed Barakat, said that the latest briefing by the UN envoy, Geir Pedersen, to the UN Security Council on Syria ignored many of the major events taking place in Syria.
In an interview with SNA news agency, Barakat pointed out that the UN envoy has not yet presented the correct map for political solution. He stressed that this solution must be in parallel tracks and scheduled according to a clear timeframe for all provisions of UN Resolution 2254, which leads to a genuine political transition in Syria that ends the era of tyranny and terrorism and puts an end to the suffering of the Syrian people inside and outside Syria.
Barakat indicated that the UN envoy did not refer in his briefing to the grave violations being committed by the PYD terrorist militia in the liberated areas, while referring to the tensions that lasted for one day between the armed opposition groups in northwestern Syria.
Regarding the UN envoy’s remarks “on the need to create the appropriate conditions for the return of Syrian refugees,” Barakat stressed that the main obstacle to the return of Syrian refugees is the Assad regime and the militias that it has brought in to kill and displace the Syrian people.
With regard to the Constitutional Committee, Barakat denounced the UN envoy’s insistence on proposing the “a step for step” approach, calling on the UN envoy to abide by the provisions of the UN resolutions on Syria, especially the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolutions 2118 and 2254.
“The briefing did not mention the Assad regime’s continued obstruction of the political process and the work of the Constitutional Committee. On the contrary, the briefing promoted the regime and normalization of ties with it.”
Barakat stressed the remarks of the UN envoy regarding his request to continue the delivery of cross-border humanitarian aid. He also stressed the need for serious work to expedite the political transition that would end the tragedy of the Syrian refugees and the displaced. He stressed the need to not give in to Russian blackmail over the issue of relief aid. He also stressed that the international community should ensure the sustainable cross-border delivery of aid without allowing the criminal regime and its backers to practice further blackmail.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)