Nasr Hariri, head of the opposition’s negotiation delegation to Geneva talks, said that the opposition delegation is having an “in-depth discussion” with the UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura on political transition. He stressed that the “opposition will go ahead with the talks as long as the United Nations and the UN envoy are serious about finding a political solution in Syria.”
Speaking to reporters in Geneva following a meeting with the UN mediator on Tuesday, Hariri said that the “political transition is chief among the aspirations of the Syrian people who have so far made immense sacrifices to achieve their goals.”
“The only partner in the political process is the international community,” Hariri said. He noted that “the political transition is essential to restoring peace and security in Syria as well as to countering terrorism in Syria and possibly in the entire region.”
“No clear agenda for the political process has been set yet,” Hariri said. He added that “the opposition has not yet entered into direct negotiations with the Assad regime which is trying to derail the political process.”
“The Assad regime insists on making the fight against terror the main focus of negotiations just to continue the bombing of the FSA and rebel-held areas.” Hariri also said that the Assad regime is targeting the FSA groups battling the ISIS extremist group in northern and southern Syria, especially in the town of Muzeirib in rural Dara’a.
Hariri said that the opposition delegation will meet with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gennady Gatilov, on Wednesday to “discuss the cease-fire and the humanitarian issues in the light of the humanitarian deteriorating situation in many areas across Syria, especially in eastern Ghouta.” The meeting will also discuss ways to shore up the political process. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)