Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition, Badr Jamous, said that the Assad and Iranian regimes are responsible for the formation of many sectarian militias in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, including Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba which the US targeted by sanctions on Tuesday.
Jamous said that the formation of these militias is aimed at provoking sectarian strife which in turn led to the emergence of terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda, noting that these militias created chaos in the societies of these countries with the help of the Assad and Iranian regimes.
The US latest move, and before it the classification of the political wing of the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist entity, is a positive step,” Jamous said, describing it as “coming late and needing more serious actions.”
“Regardless of these classifications, the main sponsors of these militias are still committing crimes against civilians and are still recognized by the United Nations and the Security Council., It will be better to include the Assad and Iranian regimes on the terrorist list.”
Moreover, Jamous called for the withdrawal of international recognition and the ratcheting of pressure on these two regimes as well as for holding to account those responsible for the widespread war crimes taking place in Syria and the rest of the region.
“Further serious steps will contribute to the revitalization of the political process based on the implementation of the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254 calling for a comprehensive political transition in the country. Such steps will ensure the restoration of security and stability to the region.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)