President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, Nasr Al-Hariri, sent a letter to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to demand the immediate withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Syria. The letter also called for maintaining the principle of good neighborliness in line with the Iraqi government’s refusal to use the Iraqi territory to attack any of its neighbors.
Al-Hariri lamented the intervention of Iraqi forces in Syria on the side of the Assad regime and its war against the Syrian people, especially as the Republic of Iraq paid a heavy price for the crimes of the militias, internal strife and external interference.
Al-Hariri also expressed his outright rejection of using Syria as arena for international score settling, stressing the urgency of the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Syria, chief among them are the Iranian militias. He stressed the need to confront Iran’s malicious quest for regional hegemony.
Moreover, Al-Hariri reaffirmed the SOC’s keenness to maintain fraternal relations with the Republic of Iraq and the brotherly Iraqi people, as well as to strengthen those relations in a way that serves the interests of the two brotherly peoples.
He also called on the Iraqi government to support the Syrian people and their revolution in all Arab and international forums until the fulfillment of their just, legitimate demands. He also called for preventing the rehabilitation of the Assad regime and supporting the efforts to reach a political solution in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council Resolution 2254 in a way that paves the way for the safe and voluntary return of Syrian refugees. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)