President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem Al-Meslet, has sent letters to the foreign ministers of Arab countries, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Gulf Cooperation Council. In these letters, he conveyed the Syrian people’s firm rejection of recent steps towards normalization with the Assad regime.
Al-Meslet emphasized that the reasons for boycotting the Assad regime still persist and should not be disregarded or forgotten. He stated that it is highly unlikely that normalization with the regime will lead to a political solution in Syria. On the contrary, this criminal regime will exploit such normalization to perpetrate further atrocities and massacres against the Syrian people.
Highlighting the Assad regime’s long history of committing atrocities against its own people and supporting various terrorist militias, Al-Meslet pointed out the regime’s responsibility for the deaths of thousands and the displacement of millions of Syrians. Additionally, he emphasized the regime’s role in destabilizing regional security and stability. He also highlighted how Syria has become a hub for cross-border terrorism led by Iran and a global center for the production and export of Captagon drugs.
Al-Meslet underlined that the destructive actions of the Assad regime in Syria, the region, and the world pose a grave threat to regional and international peace and security, causing immense harm to countless individuals. He emphasized that achieving lasting peace in the region necessitates putting an end to Tehran’s terrorist activities against regional peoples instead of enabling them through legitimizing one of its instruments in the region.
Al-Meslet emphasized that the Syrian people have made their position clear by rejecting any attempts at normalizing relations with the regime. He emphasized their commitment to the principles of the Syrian revolution and their continued pursuit of a free and democratic Syria through peaceful means. He called for respect for their aspirations and support for their endeavors toward a better future.
Furthermore, he called for concerted efforts to achieve a political transition in Syria and the full implementation of all UN resolutions on Syria, particularly the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolutions 2118 and 2254. He urged for the continued isolation of the Assad regime and holding it accountable for its abhorrent actions.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)