The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held its periodic meeting, headed by Nasr Al-Hariri, and reviewed the results of the work of the SOC’s committees, offices and departments as well as the results of the visits by a SOC delegation to Ankara.
Al-Hariri gave an overview on the latest on the ground and political developments. He denounced the PYD militia’s violations and crimes in the areas under it controls, the latest of which is the so-called Law No. 7 and its danger on the IDP’s property.
He indicated that the SOC contacted countries that were concerned with refugee affairs and explained to them that this law is similar to Law No. 10 as it will prevent the return of refugees and IDP to their homes.
Al-Hariri pointed out that the SOC will send a complaint to the United Nations against the company that signed the oil contract with the PYD militia. He stressed that this contract constitutes a violation of international law because the PYD militia is not a legitimate authority which makes the contract invalid.
Participants in the meeting discussed preparations being made by the representatives of the Syrian Negotiations Commission in the Constitutional Committee for the third session due to be held in Geneva on August 24. He reaffirmed the SOC’s support for the work of the Commission and the Constitutional Committee to produce tangible results, especially in the constitutional provisions and not only in procedural points.
“We resumed the work we previously started in our meetings with the SOC’s components with the aim of continuous coordination and participation of all components in the SOC’s plans and programs,” he said.
Moreover, Al-Hariri indicated that the SOC has recently made effective contacts with a number of Arab, regional, and international actors. He added: “We informed all friends and allies about the political and on the ground developments and challenges facing the Syrian people on the humanitarian, health, and political levels.” He stressed that the SOC is seeking to mobilize all efforts to increase pressure on the regime to prevent it from seeking further military escalation or disrupting the political process.
He also talked about the meetings the SOC held with the Turkish Foreign Ministry and a number of Turkish institutions with the aim of enhancing understanding. He explained that the focus was on the liberated areas in northwestern Syria, especially with regard to ways to empower the Syrian Interim Government, improve security and stability, and expand SIG’s authority and various ministries to reach a single executive leadership.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)