The Secretary-General of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Haytham Rahmeh, has strongly criticized the Arab League’s strategy in resolving the Syrian crisis. Rahmeh emphasized that the League must take concrete actions to implement UN Resolution 2254 and enforce it with the collective strength of Arab nations, alongside regional and international cooperation.
He stressed that this collaborative effort is crucial in safeguarding the Syrian people from the oppressive Assad regime, which has resorted to military eradication tactics using reprehensible methods, all while being observed by the global community, particularly the Arab nations.
Rahmeh specifically pointed out that the third paragraph of the Arab League’s final communique would not yield any substantial outcomes, even when considering the proposed “step by step” approach. He underlined that the Arab League has morally and politically compromised itself by turning a blind eye to the massacres and crimes committed by the Assad regime. Unconditionally reinstating the Assad regime in the Arab League would consequently make the League accountable for any future actions the regime takes against the Syrian people.
Highlighting the Syrian people’s stance towards the Assad regime, Rahmeh stressed that it is the Syrians themselves who decide the fate of their country. The liberated areas have already risen in protest against the return of the criminal regime to the Arab League. Rahmeh further emphasized that Syria’s representation should come from its people, not the Assad regime, which, twelve years ago, displaced half of the population, inflicted death and imprisonment, and subjected millions to bombings and massacres.
Calling upon Arab nations for support, Rahmeh urged them to endorse a political solution in accordance with UN Resolution 2254. Such an approach would ensure a successful political transition and serve the best interests of the Syrian people.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)