The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning Bashar Al-Assad and his backers, while also demanding the Iranian and Russian forces withdraw from Syria.
Resolution 1165 said that the Assad regime, with the support of its Iranian and Russian allies, has conducted violent attacks against humanitarian aid workers, impeded the access and secure movement of humanitarian personnel, and has used chemical weapons against the Syrian people on numerous occasions.
“Russia has deployed over 68,000 Russian personnel to help sustain the Assad regime, and has reportedly transferred the S–300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria, giving Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, and other Iranian-backed militias additional cover for their activities in Syria,” the resolution added.
The resolution went on: “Iran is estimated to have deployed over 3,000 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and regular Iranian military advisers to Syria and approximately 20,000 militia fighters.”
“Iranian-backed militias have demolished civilian areas, implemented sieges, and evicted civilian residents throughout Syria in a campaign of forced displacement.”
That the House of Representatives said that it supports a political solution to the conflict which will result in the air space of Syria no longer being utilized by the Assad regime or Russia to target civilians, an end to the sieges, and the release of all political prisoners.
It condemned the Assad regime, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias for their continued support of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)