Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Nasr al-Hariri, said that the Idlib agreement represented an important turning point in the Syrian issue as it shattered the Assad regime’s dreams of a military victory and boosted prospects for a comprehensive political solution leading to political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and the UN Security Council resolution 2254.
The Idlib agreement between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has averted a potential offensive by the Assad regime and Iranian terrorist militias against Idlib province.
“The turning point in the Idlib issue was that it represented a challenge to the will of the Assad regime and its allies’ continued reliance on a military solution,” Hariri said in comments on Twitter on Saturday. “The agreement has effectively shattered the Assad regime’s dream of regaining complete military control and achieving a military victory over the Syrian revolution and the Syrian issue in general.”
Hariri said that “the situation in Idlib today is reassuring. We are working with friends in Turkey and with the international actors to maintain this sense of reassurance and comfort as a starting point towards a comprehensive political solution leading to a political transition in Syria.”
Earlier this week, the delegation of the Free Syrian Army and rebel groups to Astana announced that they fully implemented the Idlib Agreement, stressing that the region has become safe from the attacks by the Assad regime and its allies. They noted that the move would likely open the way for reaching a nationwide cease-fire and the restart of the political process in accordance with international resolutions.
The FSA delegation stressed that the agreement prevented the regime from returning to the region before agreeing on comprehensive political solution under which the regime of tyranny will be eliminated and a transition is being made to a just, democratic system and a civil state in which all Syrians live with freedom and dignity. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)