President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, called on the Arab states to support accountability for perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people.
The calls came in two separate letters that Al-Hariri sent to Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and Chair of the current session, Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani.
Al-Hariri called on Arab countries to take effective measures in order to revitalize political solution in Syria and establish a transitional governing body with full executive powers in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolutions.
He also called on the Arab states to support the Syrian people in their struggle against the Iranian militias and terrorist groups such as ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the PYD / PKK organizations.
Moreover, Al-Hariri stressed that the Syrian people are still suffering the worst humanitarian disaster the world has witnessed since the Second World War as a result of war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by the Assad regime and its backers. He pointed out that these crimes have left two million people dead or permanently disabled, in addition to quarter of a million detainees and forcibly disappeared, and more than 13 million who were forcibly displaced from their homes. He warned that these crimes are aimed at changing the demographic landscape in Syria in favor of the malicious Iranian project in the region.
He also said that the PKK terrorist organization is seeking to imposes a de facto authority on the people of northeastern Syria, which would undermine the unity of Syria and the integrity of its territory. This group has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, which led to the displacement of tens of thousands of people from their homes.
Al-Hariri commended the alliance with Turkey as key to serving the common interests; protecting civilians; combating cross-border terrorism, and confronting attempts to partition Syria and bring about demographic change.
Al-Hariri concluded his letters by calling on the sisterly Arab states to show solidarity in order to save the Syrian people, preserve the unity, safety and stability of Syria, and protect Arab and international peace and security. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)