Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Ilah Alfahd reiterated the Coalition’s rejection of giving Assad a role to play in the transitional period, stressing that accepting Assad’s survival is a betrayal of the blood of the Syrian people. The Coalition’s bylaws and the closing statement of the Riyadh conference do not allow for Assad to have any role as they insisted on the removal of the Assad regime in all forms and symbols.
In an interview with Zaman Alwasl newspaper on Wednesday, Alfahd pointed out that the Coalition’s political committee continues to assess the latest international developments and consult with active players in the Syrian file. He added that the committee discussed the transitional process and the expansion of the representation of the Turkman component in the Syrian Coalition in its last meeting.
On Monday, Alfahd said that remarks made by the National Coordination Commission (NCC) generally “avoid telling the truth, are aimed at deflating certain issues and make haphazard accusations against other opposition bodies.”
Alfahd pointed out that the remarks made by the NCC, one of the internal opposition bodies tolerated by the Assad regime, “do not clearly differentiate between the criminal and the victim.”
Alfahd stressed that any position that fails to see things as they really are or fails to stand by what is right cannot be trusted as it would not be defending the rights of civilians and their just cause. Any such stance, therefore, would be advocating the criminal than the victim, he added. (Source: Syrian Coalition)