HNC Calls on UN to Pressure Assad Regime to Implement Political Transition

The Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee’s (HNC) delegation to Geneva talks met foreign diplomats and representatives of friendly countries on Thursday to discuss the latest developments of the ongoing negotiating process in Geneva.

Head of HNC delegation to the talks, Nasr al-Hariri, said that the Syrian opposition is fully prepared to enter into direct negotiations with the Assad regime. He called upon the United Nations to ratchet up pressure on the Assad regime to seriously engage in the political process as soon as possible and to implement international resolutions to bring about a political transition in Syria.

Hariri pointed out that the Syrian opposition has a unified delegation representing all spectra of the opposition, stressing that “the game of oppositions being played by the regime must stop.”

Hariri thanked all the guests as he urged them to make greater efforts to push forward the political process to implement UN Security Council resolutions 2118 and 2254 and prevent the regime from trying to undermine the political process.

Spokesman for the HNC’s delegation, Yahya Aridi, said that the Assad regime continues to circumvent the political process and use violence against civilians, especially in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta where hundreds of civilians have been killed and injured in recent weeks.

Aridi pointed out that putting and end to these crimes is the responsibility of everyone, stressing that respecting the cease-fire, stopping the bombardment and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those in need as well as lifting the siege of the besieged areas are the pathway to achieve a political solution.

The foreign diplomats and representatives of friendly countries congratulated HNC members for succeeding in forming a unified delegation. They pointed out that their hard work with the UN team in the current round of talks will benefit the Syrian people and their demands for freedom, dignity and democracy.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 01.12.2017)

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