The delegation of the Syrian National Coalition met with the team of the UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, in Geneva and demanded that it fully assume its role in implementing UN Security Council resolution 2254. It also called for explicitly naming the party responsible for disrupting the political process as was the case with the constitutional process.
The Coalition’s delegation emphasized that the responsibility to enforce UN Security Council resolution 2254 lies mainly with the team of the UN envoy. Article 5 of the resolution underscores the close connection between ceasefire and the continuation of the political process, in addition to other articles related to confidence-building measures, especially those related to detainees and the forcibly disappeared persons.
The Coalition delegation indicated that the Syrian people have been subjected to all types of violations that are aggravating the humanitarian catastrophe as as the Assad regime, with the support of Russia and Iranian militias, continues military operations in Idlib province and southwestern Aleppo. The onslaught has caused the largest wave of displacement since 2011, the delegation said, adding that the bombardment and shelling is mainly targeting civilians.
The delegation made it clear that the aim of these operations is to impose a military solution and disrupt the political process.
The delegation provided the international envoy team with documents and publications detailing the crimes being committed by the Assad regime against civilians, especially women and children. It stressed that the Assad regime observed equality between women and men only in the violent practices, including arrest, torture, and murder. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)