The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s political committee held a teleconference headed by President, Anas Abdah, to discuss the results of the report issued by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which confirmed the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons in three attacks in the town of Latamina in rural Hama in 2017.
Members of the committee reaffirmed that the failure to hold the Assad regime accountable will constitute a constant threat to the Syrian people as well as to international peace and security. They demanded the implementation of Chapter VII of the UN Charter in line with Resolution 2118 to hold the Assad regime accountable.
They pointed out that the findings of the OPCW report give members of the UN Security Council and international actors the ability to take the necessary measures to hold accountable the perpetrators and those who gave them the orders.
Members of the committee also discussed a plan to communicate with friendly and sisterly states to take the necessary steps to start punishing those responsible for the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria.
Moreover, they discussed the progress of the work of the Syrian Interim Government and the other executive institutions to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus in the liberated areas.
They reviewed the report by the Ministry of Health and the results of ongoing tests of suspected cases of the coronavirus, which were all negative.
Members of the committee praised the efforts being made by the Ministry of Health and the Assistance Coordination Unit, stressing the importance of continuing to take measures to ensure the safety of Syrian citizens. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)