President of the Syrian Coalition, Abdurrahman Mustafa, said that any further delay by the international community in forcing Assad to return to the negotiating table and agree to a political solution would have serious repercussions for which the world will pay a double price.
President Mustafa’s remarks came as the Assad regime is continuing to commit the most heinous crimes against civilians in Syria, including through arrest, torture, kidnapping and summary executions in addition to violation of all conventions and agreements. These crimes and violations have claimed the lives of hundreds of people in recent weeks.
“The world will pay a double price for any further delay in reaching a political solution,” Mustafa said, calling on countries with leverage on the regime to exert pressure on it to agree to engage in a negotiating process meeting the aspirations of the Syrian people.
President Mustafa pointed out that reaching a political solution in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council Resolution 2254 “will spare the world the repercussions of the survival of the Assad regime.”
President Mustafa earlier called on the United Nations to launch a serious investigation into the Assad regime’s violations against detainees and to work seriously to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime.
President Mustafa also called for addressing the tragic situation in Syria and taking a bold decision to refer war crimes in Syria to the International Criminal Court. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)