Secretary of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee, Abdul Majeed Barakat, stressed that there can be no humanitarian solution in Syria without achieving a political solution in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and reaching a real political transition in the country.
In an interview with Syria TV, Barakat said that the international attention to the Syrian crisis has decreased due to the emergence of new global crises, such as the Ukrainian war and economic inflation. He pointed out that the international attention in Syria is now limited to the humanitarian aspects only.
Barakat stressed that it is not acceptable for the international community to deal with the Syrian crisis as a purely humanitarian issue, adding that there can be no humanitarian solutions to political crises.
Moreover, Barakat stressed the need to stop overlooking the root cause of the crisis in Syria. He made it clear that the Syrian people originally demanded political change, freedom, dignity and democracy, rather than humanitarian demands. He also said that humanitarian demands emerged as a result of the brutal, oppressive practices of the Assad regime and the international community’s failure to assume its duties to protect civilians.
He pointed out that the political process is stalled due to the intransigence of the Assad regime and its enablers in its refusal to seriously engage in the political process.
Barakat thanked all friends and allies for reminding the international community of its inaction and betrayal of the Syrian people. He added that the Syrian revolution needs real regional, international support in order to restore international attention to Syria and achieve a political transition in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions, especially the Geneva Communique of 2012 and Resolutions 2118 and 2254.
(Source: SOC’s media department)