At least 62 countries, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, signed a letter calling on the UN Security Council to prevent further deaths resulting from a “calculated campaign” by the Assad regime and its allies on Aleppo. The countries expressed outrage at the grave escalation of violence in Aleppo.
The letter warned that there is no military solution in Syria. It called on all parties to accept a political process for a political transition based on recommendations agreed upon in Geneva conventions and at the Security Council.
The letter urged the international community to put an end to the violence in Syria and to protect the Syrian people from the scourge of war waged against them by the Assad regime since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in March 2011.
It warned the UN Security Council against standing on the wrong side of history by failing to put an end to the atrocities taking place in Syria.
Aleppo has been subjected to a mounting a campaign of aerial and artillery bombardment by Russian and regime forces since a ceasefire collapsed on Eid al-Adha last month. The bombing campaign has so far claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians, most of them children and women.
Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Ahad Steifo on Tuesday said that the repeated failure of the UN Security Council to put an end to the bloodshed in Syria threatens world peace and security.
Steifo pointed out that the Coalition plans to visit a number of European countries in the next few days to meet with European officials in order to make clear its views on the situation in Syria in light of the international community’s failure to put an end to crimes committed by the Assad regime and its allies against the Syrian people, especially in Aleppo. The Coalition will also reach out to peoples across Europe and the Syrian communities in Europe to mobilize support for the Coalition’s upcoming move at the United Nations. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Al-Jazeera)