Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition, Badr Jamous, described the relationship between the Assad regime and Iran as “generic,” pointing out that the contracts recently signed between the two parties are aimed at consolidating the Iranian presence in Syria and imposing it as a fait accompli.
Jamous said that there is a strong relationship between the Assad regime and Iran as he stressed that the Assad regime is “an extension of the Iranian project in the region.” He pointed out that ending the Iranian presence in Syria is linked to toppling the Assad regime.
The Assad regime is working to write off Syria to Iran through the signing of long-term trade and investment agreements, Jamous said, stressing that “we do not accept these agreements as they constitute a new obstacle to the political process.”
The Iranian encroachment on Syria is an obstacle to any progress in the political process and to improving the humanitarian situation, Jamous added. “More war crimes are taking place due to Iran’s growing influence which negatively affects the stability and security of the region.”
Jamous called on the Arab states, which have committed a serious mistake by restoring ties with the regime, to reconsider their positions. He stressed that taking serious, firm stance towards Iran and the Assad regime would change the situation and put more economic and political pressure on them.
“All these agreements and contracts are null and void,” Jamous said, noting that any investments in Syria have to be approved by the Transitional Governing Body to be formed as part of the UN-led political process in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)