Ahmad Al Assi Jarba, the leader of the Syrian Coalition appealed to the international community to take a firm stance on the killing of civilians in Syria. Jarba pointed out that all the information and facts concluded by the report of the UN investigators led to one conclusion: “the regime has launched the chemical attack and committed the second most horrific chemical massacre in recent history after the “Halabja massacre.”
Jarba stressed that the only way to stop Assad’s forces from killing Syrian civilians is through “creating a no-fly zone and through a chemical disarmament. We don’t want history to show how the regime defied the international laws and dared to use illegal weapons. We don’t want history to show that the regime did this knowing it could escape punishment and accountability because of the reluctance of some parliaments and the waning role of the UN Security Council, which is responsible for providing international peace and security.”
The leader of the Syrian Coalition urged the international community once more of the importance of the Russian-American Agreement under chapter VII, which ordains to use power against the forces of the Syrian regime if the regime does abide to the terms of the agreement. Jarba warned that the lack of holding the regime responsible and accountable is giving Assad free reign to continue killing with no consequence. Jarba stated “we don’t want the Assad regime to consider the international reluctance toward holding it accountable as a green light to keep on committing lethal actions against Syrians. A regime that uses lethal weapons to kill its people cannot be trusted. A regime that kills children by bombarding them does not know the meaning of diplomacy.