President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Anas Abdah, sent identical letters to 30 friendly and sisterly states of the Syrian people, the UN Security Council, the UN special envoy for Syria, and the European Union regarding the conveying of the SOC’s demands to the UN Security Council which is due to convene on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Syria.
President Abdah stressed the need for the Security Council to enforce article 21 of UNSC Resolution 2118, which states that “in the event of … unauthorized transfer of chemical weapons, or any use of chemical weapons by anyone in the Syrian Arab Republic, to impose measures under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.”
President Abdah also called for the immediate initiation of accountability measures against all perpetrators, including higher authorities of the Syrian regime command.
Moreover, he called for continuing to support the efforts of the political track to achieve a political transition and call upon all relevant parties to engage responsibly to reach a comprehensive political solution by fully implementing Security Council resolution 2254 (2015).
President Abdah stressed that the report concluded the involvement of the Syrian regime’s air force in the use of chlorine and sarin gas, explaining that these were “attacks of such a strategic nature [that] would have only taken place on the basis of orders from the higher authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic command”, which proves the responsibility of the Syrian regime in the use of chemical weapons. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)