The Syrian Coalition’s envoy to bilateral consultations currently being held in Geneva Haitham al-Maleh met with the UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura on Thursday. Maleh handed in a letter from the Syrian Coalition to the UN envoy along with the “Document of Basic Principles for a Political Settlement in Syria” as wells as a memorandum of understanding signed with the Kurdish National Council.
During the meeting Maleh reaffirmed the Syrian Coalition’s commitment to a political solution based on the Geneva communique, stressing that Iran is by no means a neutral party in any political process. “Iran is part of the problem and a partner of the Assad regime’s daily massacres in Syria, let alone it has not yet announced its endorsement of the Geneva communique.
De Mistura expressed his understanding of the Syrian Coalition’s role in trying to reach a political solution, and informed Maleh of his acceptance of the Syrian Coalition’s invitation to a meeting in Istanbul as soon as possible. (Source: Syrian Coalition)