President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, sent a legal memorandum to the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, President of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkır, and President of the Security Council, Barbara Woodward, on the Assad regime and its backers’ growing hostilities against civilians in the towns of Al-Bab, Al-Bara and Tarhin in northern Syria.
Al-Hariri said that the hostilities carried out by Russia and the Assad regime on these three towns constitute a flagrant violation of the March 5th, 2020 agreement calling for an end to military activities in the de-escalation zones, which was welcomed by the Security Council.
He called for registering our memorandum in the documents of the UN General Assembly and distributing it to the representatives of the Member States. He also called for condemning the Russian aggression, working hard to stop it, and announcing effective measures that oblige the regime and its supporters to comply with international resolutions, ensure the protection of civilians in Syria, and ensure that the necessary accountability measures are taken to prevent the impunity of those involved.
Moreover, Al-Hariri called for finding opportunities to redress victims, and demanding Russia to compensate the Syrian people for the material and moral damage it caused in Syria.
He also called for working to de-represent the Assad regime in international forums due to its violations of the principles and charter of the United Nations, or at least work to stop the Assad regime from exercising membership rights and benefits in accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of the Charter.
Al-Hariri also called for supporting the efforts of the political process towards achieving a political transition and not allowing the regime to foil it again, given that a comprehensive solution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria requires reaching a political solution with the full implementation of the Geneva Communique and Security Council resolutions, especially 2118 (2013) and 2254 (2015) and the General Assembly resolutions, including 67/262. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)