The Syrian Coalition deeply regrets the decision of the Arab League not to invite it to attend the Arab summit currently being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, the fifth summit since the start of the Syrian revolution. “We view this decision a retraction of the Arab League’s recognition of the Syrian Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, especially as it is coinciding with projects aimed at re-floating the Assad regime and annulling the previous decisions made by the Arab League on Syria,” the Syrian Coalition said in a statement.
“We call on the Arab League to fulfil its moral and humanitarian duties, not to alienate the rights of the Syrian people, and to work to support the stability policy we have adopted against the chaos caused by the Assad regime,” the statement added.
“The Arab states represented by ministers of Foreign Affairs at their meeting held on March 6th, 2013 have passed decision No. 7595 recognizing the Syrian Coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people, a decision that was reaffirmed during the Arab League summits of Doha and Kuwait. The Syrian Coalition also won the recognition of 114 countries in the United Nations.”
“The Syrian people profusely thank everyone who supports their demands for freedom and dignity especially after its suffering has doubled as a result of foreign interventions on the side of the Assad regime. Despite all the odds, the Syrian people are keen on continuing with the revolution until democracy and stability are achieved.”
“While support the Syrian revolution is very much needed to ward off the threats to the region as a whole, handing over the seat of Syria at the Arab League to the Syrian Coalition withdraw legitimacy of the Assad regime is the minimum required support.”
The statement stresses that “any political solution will not be possible nor acceptable unless it leads to the departure of the head of the regime,” and that referring the head of the Assad regime to the International Criminal Court is the minimum of the rights of the Syrian people. We reiterate our commitment to a political solution in accordance with the Geneva I declaration that calls for forming a transitional governing body with full executive powers. (Source: Syrian Coalition)