Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Nasr al-Hariri, said that the return of Syrian refugees would be an early and wrong step before a full political solution is reached. He warned that the Assad regime and its security services as well as the Iranian terrorist militias would commit widespread crimes against returnees as a retaliation against rebel fighters.
In comments he posted on Twitter on Thursday, Hariri said that Syria now lacks a secure, the safe environment for the return of millions of refugees. Syrian refugees fled Syria to escape oppression by the Assad regime’s military, security apparatuses, and the sectarian militias that are linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Hariri stressed that the return of refugees and displaced persons is vital, important and strategic and is in the interest of Syria and its people. “But it is wrong to go on this step before reaching a comprehensive political solution.”
“This will put the lives of millions of Syrians under real threat of reprisals by the Assad regime as they will once again live under tyranny and oppression,” Hariri said.
“The issue of the Syrian refugees and the economic, security and social burdens being caused by their presence in the host countries are among the priorities that the Commission is working to address as a comprehensive package within the framework of the desired political solution under the auspices of the United Nations. This framework is aimed at creating a safe, appropriate environment for the return of refugees.”
Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition Badr Jamous earlier said that the return of Syrian refugees and displaced persons is contingent on bringing about a political transition and the creation of a safe, stable environment in Syria, which is unrealizable under the current conditions.
Jamous called on the United Nations, especially friendly countries, to abstain from deporting Syrian refugees in these “dangerous and unsafe conditions”. He stressed the need to take full responsibility for the protection of civilians and refugees in accordance with international conventions. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Departmen)