Political Committee met today with the US envoy Michael Ratney the British Envoy Gareth Bayley to discuss the Vienna Communique which was released on November 17. They also discussed the latest political developments on Syria.
While Ratnet and Bailey explained their countries’ attitude the communique, they emphasize the Geneva Communique as point of reference\basis for any political solution and that there is no role for Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s future. The meeting also tabled discussions about the political committee’s questions regarding some of the points contained in the Vienna Communique.
Vice-President Hisham Marwa said that “we emphasize, to the participants in the Vienna meeting, that the Syrian people will not accept giving Bashar al-Assad any role in the transitional process after all the massacres he committed. We also stress the need for a full political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communique and the UN Security Council resolution 2118. In addition to the need for confidence-building measures, measures must be taken and ensure the Assad regime’s commitment to the Geneva Communique, such stopping the killing and indiscriminate bombing, and the release of all detainees. (Source: Syrian Coalition)