The Syrian Coalition stressed that Russia will bear full responsibility for any possible escalation in southern Syria, adding that the Assad regime is seeking military escalation in the south under orders from Iran. It said that the Assad regime has become a mere front for the Iranian occupation of Syria.
“Neither the Russian nor the Iranian occupations will be able to break the will of the Syrian people or end their struggle against occupation and tyranny,” said the Coalition in a press release issued on Thursday. “The Syrian people will eventually achieve their goals no matter the odds.”
The Coalition emphasized the need to support the institutions of the Syrian people, most importantly the Syrian Interim Government and the Free Syrian Army to ensure all basic services are provided to Syrian civilians, most importantly health, education, and security.
The Coalition called on major countries, the friendly countries, and sponsors of the political solution to shoulder their responsibilities towards the Syrian people and work to restore the political process back on track. “Action needs to be taken to ensure an end to killings and crimes, the release the detainees, and the achievement of a political transition in accordance with international resolutions and the Geneva Communique of 2012.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)