The Syrian Coalition held the international community responsible for the Assad regime’s continued crimes against Syrian civilians, especially its repeated use of chemical weapons. It stressed that the silence about these crimes and the use of chemical weapons has encouraged the regime to commit further crimes and escalate its attacks on civilians.
In a press release marking the second anniversary of the Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack on the town of Douma near Damascus, the Coalition said that Russia continues to block all efforts aimed at ensuring accountability and has been avidly seeking to sabotage all opportunities for solution through diplomatic and political ways.
“The appropriate, effective response to the Assad regime’s crimes and the situation that Russia seeks to consolidate requires the urgent implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions. They also require international action to ensure that the Assad regime, Iran and Russia respect these resolutions; engage in the political process; and start the process of political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 UN Security Council resolutions 2118 and 2254 under the auspices of the United Nations,” the Coalition said.
The Syrian Coalition held the Assad regime and its allies responsible for these chemical attacks, murders and displacement as it stresses the responsibility of the international community for bringing the criminals to justice. It called for a common position to bring war criminals from the regime officials to justice before the ICC.
Moreover, the Coalition stressed the need to reactivate the Joint International Investigation Commission, refer the war crimes in Syria to the International Criminal Court, and to impose the most severe sanctions against anyone whose hands are stained with the blood of the Syrian people. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)