The Syrian Coalition said that the main goal the Syrian opposition’s delegation to Geneva talks is trying to achieve is to liberate Syria from the Assad regime, Russia, and the Iranian-backed sectarian militias.
“The Assad regime is afraid of engaging in Geneva negotiations aimed at achieving a real political transition,” said member of the Coalition’s political committee Okab Yahya. “Bashar al-Assad remains the biggest obstacle to the negotiating process as he still insists on pursuing a military solution to cling to power.”
Yahya, who is participating in the current round of Geneva negotiations as an adviser, said that “Russia and Iran are aiding and abetting the crimes of the Assad regime and continue to disrupt efforts aimed at reaching a political solution.”
A new round of talks in Geneva began on Tuesday and is expected to last until Friday to discuss the political transition process set out in the Geneva Communique of 2012 and the UN Security Council resolution 2254.
Member of the Coalition’s political committee Yasser Farhan stressed that the Assad regime “relies on those who show the utmost disregard to the UN Security Council resolutions and to the efforts aimed at bringing about peace in Syria,” referring to the Iranian-backed sectarian militias.
Farhan, who is currently in Geneva as part of the opposition delegation, called on the United Nations to stand up to the Iranian-backed terrorist militias, adding that Iran is seeking to implement a sectarian project in the region by spreading its extremist ideology and changing the demographic landscape in Syria.
Farhan went on to say that Iran is an occupying state in Syria, calling on the international community to take serious measures to force the Iranian militias out of all Syrian territory and ensure accountability for all crimes committed against the Syrian people. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)