The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee convened a regular meeting that focused on the string of terrorist bombings that targeted civilians in the liberated areas, the developments in the political process, and the results of the fifth session of the Constitutional Committee.
In attendance were also Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), Abdurrahman Mustafa, and Interior Minister, Mohieddin Harmoush. Participants discussed the decisions and measures being taken to fend off terrorist operations and track down criminals and all those involved in those operations.
Mustafa said that these systematic bombings bear the hallmarks of the enemies of the revolution, namely the PYD militia, ISIS and the Assad regime, adding that various parties are seeking to prevent the restoration of stability and security in the liberated areas.
Mustafa pointed that SIG will issue new decisions to control borders and will adopt new working mechanisms for the internal crossing points.
President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Anas Abdah, and Co-chair of the Constitutional Committee, Hadi Al-Bahra, briefed the participants on the course of the fifth session of the Constitutional Committee. Abdah made it clear that the Assad regime insists on obstructing the work of the Committee and refuses to seriously engage in any discussion about constitutional provisions.
Abdah pointed out that the UN envoy, Geir Pedersen, now possess ample evidence about the presence of an effective party, which is the delegation of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, and an obstructing party, which is the delegation of the Assad regime. He added that the Syrian Negotiations Commission will send letters to the United Nations and major actors in Syria as it is still fully committed to the political process.
For his part, SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri stressed that the results of the fifth session were not surprising as expectations were not high. He added that the recent developments came to prove the fact that the Assad regime is still insisting on blocking any progress in the political process, especially in the constitutional process.
Al-Hariri stressed that the forces of the Syrian revolution and opposition have spared no effort to reach a political solution that puts an end to the suffering of the Syrian people. In contrast, the Assad regime and its backers continue with their brutal military operations amid the international community’s inaction towards these crimes.
Participants also discussed the conditions in IDP camps in northwestern Syria as they stressed the importance of communicating with the United Nations and donors to organize the delivery of humanitarian and medical aid to those in need. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)