The UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond stressed that Bashar Al-Assad will never be part of the solution to the ongoing crisis. The only solution Assad could offer was to “resign from his post,” Hammond said on Monday during a visit to Kuwait.
The UK Special Representative to Syria Gareth Bayley said that Assad is using starvation and suffering as a weapon of war.
In a statement released earlier today, Bayley said that the Assad regime “has continued to prevent the delivery of aid convoy, remove medical supplies, prevent access of medical personnel, and refuse medical evacuations.”
“The fact is the vast majority of areas are besieged by the Syrian regime and in many cases the regime has refused to allow any aid in at all,” Bayley added.
Bayley pointed out that “air drops to deliver aid to all designated besieged areas remains a last resort. It is an expensive and complex way to deliver aid. But it is vital that we fulfill this commitment. The UK stands ready to do so.” (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)