Vice President Mustafa Osso said that “the EU governments’ increasing their quota of Syrian refugees play into the hands of the Assad regime seeking to displace as many Syrians as possible and change the demography of Syria. Instead of emptying Syria of its people, Syrians demand that Assad and his gang are forced out of Syria.”
Osso criticizes France attributing the refugee crisis to ISIS and its ignoring the real cause of terrorism, which is the Assad regime and its allied sectarian militias.
He reaffirms that “the real makers of peace in Syria are the Syrian people in all their cultural, ethnic and religious components. The Assad regime cannot be a partner in any peace process as it has been murdering Syrians with chemical weapons, Scud missiles and barrel bombs. Its policies have led to the rise of ISIS, Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas and many other sectarian militias.”
Osso’s remarks came as response to statements by French President Francois Hollande who has said today that his country will accept 24,000 Syrian refugees in the next two years, offering to host an international conference in Paris on the refugee crisis in Europe.
Meanwhile, a statement issued on behalf of 100 human rights activists attributing the refugee crisis to the Assad regime’s atrocities against Syrians, including the use of indiscriminate weapons such as barrel bombs and chemical weapons. The statement stresses that the Assad regime is responsible for the displacement of over four million Syrians outside Syria in addition to around six million people displaced inside Syria.
The statement added that the “international community has so far failed to even issue a clear condemnation of these grave violations, nor did it propose any viable solutions capable of providing protection for civilians in Syria, particularly the Assad regime’s aerial attacks on residential areas. (Source: Syrian Coalition)