Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Nasser al-Hariri said that the Assad regime rejects any role by the United Nations in finding a political solution in Syria. He pointed out that this is the main reason why the Assad regime refuses to engage in the political process and instead chose to carry on with bombings and killings.
In an interview with the UAE-based Al-Bayan newspaper, Hariri said that the constitutional process is more dangerous to the regime than the humanitarian issues. He said that this process was laid out in UN resolution 2254 and the United Nations track, describing it as “an entrance to a political solution and not an end in itself.” He noted that the Assad regime rejects the existence of an international umbrella or collective international will that may take part in shaping the solution in Syria.”
“The inclusive political process that was laid out in the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolution 2254 includes four elements: Humanitarian, the Transitional Governing Body, the Constitution, and Elections,” Hariri said. He added that the forces of the revolution and opposition “agreed that engaging in these four principles from any gateway will be acceptable.”
Hariri underscored that “there is no deviation in the course of the revolution,” noting that “the political process is an integrated one as none of its elements can be achieved without the other.” He continued: “We cannot say that the political process is the constitutional committee, but part of the overall process which comprises the four above-mentioned elements.”
Moreover, Hariri stressed that the battle in Syria is not a battle between a ruling regime and an opposition. “We got the current situation not because the opposition does not want to reach an understanding with the regime. The battle in Syria is one being fought by a dictatorial regime against the people. The regime has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions more, which is the core of the crisis.” (Source Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)