President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem Al-Meslet, vehemently denied the United Nations’ excuses for its inability to assist the Syrian people in the earthquake-hit liberated areas. The UN had claimed that the Syrian opposition was blocking the entry of relief aid, but Al-Meslet countered that they have, in fact, been calling for the urgent delivery of aid through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing and other routes.
Al-Meslet pointed out that the UN had procrastinated in response to their calls for aid, instead opting to supply aid to areas controlled by the Assad regime, despite numerous reports of theft and misdistribution. He emphasized that the opposition’s demands for aid delivery were clear, either through the borders or by air, and that the proximity of Türkiye to the affected areas made it a more reliable option than through the Assad regime.
According to Al-Meslet, the UN’s attempts to exonerate itself from its negligence towards the liberated areas, after acknowledging its failure to help the people in northwestern Syria, were unacceptable. He also condemned the UN for giving legitimacy to the Assad regime by allowing it to distribute relief aid, despite its history of obstructing and stealing aid, and emphasized that it cannot be trusted in humanitarian matters as it is the main cause of the Syrian people’s suffering.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)