A panel discussion was held yesterday in Norway under the title “success of the Syrian opposition conference in Riyadh and attempts by the Mullahs regime to thwart it.” The discussion, which was jointly organized by the Syrian Coalition and the National Council of Resistance of Iran, was attended by member of the political committee Nazir al-Hakim, the Syrian Coalition’s representative to Norway Hanan al-Balkhi and chairman of the judiciary in the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Snabrq Zahedi.
Hakim said that Assad’s allies, especially the Iranian regime, were angered by the Riyadh conference as it brought together a broad spectrum of the Syrian opposition. He renewed hope of a political solution to salvage Syria from the devastation caused by the Assad regime and its Iranian and Russian allies.
Balkhi said that not only did the Riyadh conference show a true representation of a united Syrian opposition; it reiterated the conviction that Assad cannot be part of the transitional period and of Syria’s future. The Iranian and Russian regimes have long bet the Syrian opposition will fail to reach a common ground with regard to Assad’s fate.
Zahedi said that the Riyadh conference came at a time when the Syrian Revolution has already achieved so much and after hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives and millions were forced out of their homes.
Zahedi added that Iran’s intervention in Syria has failed to tip the balance on the ground in Assad’s favor despite the mobilization of thousands of mercenaries from many countries and spending large sums of money.
Zahedi also said that hundreds of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard militants were killed in Syria. He mentioned the death of Hossein Hamadani and the serious injury of Qassem Soleimani who did not appear in public for about a month.
Even the intervention of a major power like Russia on the side of Assad failed to tip the balance on the ground in favor of the forces of repression and crime. (Source: Syrian Coalition)