Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition, Badr Jamous, said that the Syrian people, who were killed, maimed and displaced by the Assad regime forces, has reached a point of no return. He stressed the need for a political solution in Syria in accordance with international resolutions on Syria, most notably the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254.
Jamous said that some Arab countries’ normalization of ties with the Assad regime is a “grave mistake.” He noted that these countries are not yet aware of the depth of the relationship between the Assad and Iranian regimes or the extent of correlation of their projects. He said that these regimes complement each other.
Jamous noted that attempts to sideline the will of the Syrian people and to rehabilitate the criminals and the prevention of justice will make reaching a sustainable peace in the country a distant dream. He warned that such attempts risk generating new waves of violence and paving the way for the reemergence of ISIS.
Moreover, Jamous stressed that the Syrian people are stronger than ever and will insist on their legitimate demands for freedom and dignity. “We are working to achieve the wishes and goals of our people. We will therefore spare no effort to follow up on the UN-led political process in accordance with international resolutions.”
Jamous called on all forces of the Syrian revolution and the Syrian opposition to remain committed to the demands of the Syrian revolution as well as the establishment of a democratic system of rule that is based on pluralism, justice and equality. He underscored that the Syrian people will not accept to live under tyranny and slavery once again, nor will they accept any kind of oppression and favoritism.
Jamous also stressed that the war crimes being committed by the Assad regime and its allies will not be forgotten. He called on the United Nations to pursue international investigations of war crimes in Syria and hold those responsible to account. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)