The Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) announced it has agreed on the executive framework for a political solution in Syria during a series of meetings it held between Friday-Saturday, Sept 2-3, in the Saudi capital Riyadh. The HNC said it will reveal its executive framework for a political solution during a meeting of foreign ministers on Syria to be held in London on Wednesday.
The HNC, which comprises all opposition and revolution forces, stressed that a political solution is its ‘first strategic option.’ It added that any possible solution must achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity. A solution must also be in accordance with the Geneva 2012 Communique and UN Security Council resolution 2254 which call for the formation of a transitional governing body with full powers.
The HNC reiterated commitment to the revolution’s fundamental principles, reaffirming its rejection of giving Bashar al-Assad and all war criminals in Syria a role in the transitional process or in future Syria.
The Committee called on the UN to assume its responsibility towards stopping the crimes the Assad regime is committing in Syria and the continued violations of UN resolutions.
The Committee accused the Assad regime of using internationally prohibited weapons including napalm, phosphorus and cluster bombs, in addition to the use of chemical weapons. It also accused the regime of attempting to change the demographics of the country through the forced displacement of civilians.
The HNC also said that it is working with the United Nations to establish an executive framework for international resolutions in order to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. (Source: Syrian Coalition)