Head of the Syrian opposition Negotiations Committee, Nasr Hariri, stressed that the Sochi conference which Moscow calls for “bypasses all international resolutions on Syria and ignores the right of the Syrian people to establish a free democratic state for all its citizens.” He said the Assad regime continues to obstruct the political process in Geneva which makes it imperative that the United Nations assume its role in the enforcement of international resolutions.
At a videoconference with senior leaders in Dara’a province on Thursday, Hariri said that “the information being circulated about the Sochi conference is catastrophic.” He added that Russia is seeking through the conference to “crown its military actions in Syria with a political achievement in its own way.”
Hariri underscored that the Syrian opposition will continue to press for the implementation of the Geneva Communiqué of 2012 and the relevant international resolutions, especially UN Security Council resolution 2254. He maintained that brining about a political transition in line with UN resolutions is the only solution to save Syria.
The participation of the Negotiations Committee in the Geneva process serves the Syrian revolution and the interests of the Syrian people, Hariri added. “Despite the lack of tangible outcome from these negotiations, our participation was necessary to expose the regime and its crimes in front of the international community.”
Hariri also stressed that the Negotiations Committee’s delegation to Geneva is facing the regime and its allies as well as the international community “which remains silent about the heinous crimes being committed against the Syrian people.” He stressed the need for forces of the revolution and the opposition to remain “one hand in the face of the dictatorial Assad regime.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)