President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Anas Abdah, sent a letter to the UN Security Council to be distributed to the member states ahead of the closed session on Syria. The letter stressed that the Assad regime is the only party that is obstructing the political process.
Abdah said that the Commission called on the UN Security Council, as the body having an international responsibility, to push for the implementation of UN international resolution 2254 with all the baskets laid out in it.
The letter also stressed that the Assad regime’s disruption of the Constitutional Committee’s work will make the continuation of the process in this way very difficult, Abdah said. The resumption of the Constitutional Committee’s meetings requires the existence of a specific methodology and mechanism of action, a clearly-defined timeframe, and commitment to the tasks and mandate of the Committee, and the initiation of drafting steps.
Moreover, Abdah said that the UN Security Council must assume its responsibilities with regard to establishing a mechanism to fully implement UN Resolution 2254 without further delay. The letter stressed the need to begin with the issue of transitional governance, pointing out that the tragedy in Syria is worsening with each passing day and that wasting more time will only aggravate this tragedy while serving the Assad regime. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)