The newly elected political committee held its first meeting today to discuss the recent developments on the ground and the latest meetings on the Syrian file, namely the Doha meeting between the Gulf Cooperation Council leaders and US Secretary of State John Kerry and the triangular meeting held by Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia.
The meeting discussed the humanitarian situation in Syria, calling for fulfilling pledges towards the Syrian people of which only 26% has been fulfilled.
It also discussed the negotiations concerning the town of Zabadani and its surroundings, stressing that any potential agreement needs to be guaranteed by the United Nations to ensure the return of the displaced people to the town, their safety and security, the delivery of relief aid, treatment of the wounded and the establishment of temporary shelters for those whose houses were destroyed.
Commenting on reports about an Iranian initiative to find a solution to the crisis, member of the political committee Hadi al-Bahra said that any proposal that does not ensure the full implementation of the Geneva Communique would not be enforceable.
Bahra pointed out that after Iran signed the nuclear agreement with the Great Powers it must prove its good intentions towards neighboring states and their peoples, most importantly through accepting the Geneva Communique and recognizing the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity.
Bahra stresses that for the Iranian proposal to be credible, it has to withdraw all its militias fighting in Syria and agree to hold perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity to account.(Source: Syrian Coalition)