Salem Al-Meslet, President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), delivered a speech on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the Syrian revolution during a ceremony in the town of Al-Rai in rural Aleppo. The ceremony also saw the inauguration of the main building of the Syrian Interim Government and was attended by various political committee members, the General Assembly, ministers of the Syrian Interim Government, and commanders of the Syrian National Army, among others.
During his speech, Al-Meslet reaffirmed the Syrian people’s commitment to their revolution and its principles. He praised their steadfastness in achieving their freedom, independence, and rebuilding Syria after the Assad regime flooded the country with militias and occupations, wreaking havoc and committing acts of terrorism.
Al-Meslet pointed out that the anniversary of the Syrian revolution has turned into a national holiday with renewed demands for the overthrow of the Assad regime and the establishment of a state where freedom, dignity, and justice prevail. He also denounced the behavior of some international organizations that fail to recognize the real victims and reward the regime despite its atrocities.
Al-Meslet stressed that the Syrian people will not stop their struggle until they achieve the goals of the revolution and overthrow the regime. He also criticized the international community for ignoring the war criminal and disregarding political commitments to hold the Assad regime accountable.
Al-Meslet reiterated the SOC’s willingness to engage in any political process that will move Syria to safety and ensure the realization of the aspirations of the Syrian people. He demanded that the Assad regime not be granted any platform in the United Nations or international forums, as it seeks to spread falsehoods and lies and rehabilitate itself through continuous deception.
Al-Meslet also criticized the UN for providing aid to the Assad regime, which has a history of stealing aid and transferring it to militias that help it kill the Syrian people. He stressed that the liberated areas are experiencing double suffering today, with millions of Syrians displaced and the recent earthquake disaster causing huge losses in property and lives.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)