Taljo: Consensus among Opposition Forces on Formation of Negotiating Team

Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Osama Taljo said there is consensus among the Syrian Coalition, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), and the FSA groups on the formation of the negotiating team for the upcoming round of Geneva talks. Taljo said that the three opposition entities are aiming to form a delegation able to help the Syrian people regain their rights from the dictatorial regime.

“The real forces of the Syrian opposition agreed that that the opposition negotiating delegation should include figures with experience in negotiations and able to achieve the demands of the Syrian people during the upcoming Geneva negotiations, which will be thorny,” Taljo said.

The FSA groups agreed to participate in the Geneva negotiations to put an end to the bloodshed in Syria, Taljo said, adding that the FSA groups are keen not to waiver the rights of the Syrian people.

The Assad regime and its Iranian allies pose the biggest obstacle to reaching a political solution in Syria as they insist on pursuing a military solution to the conflict, Taljo stressed.

Taljo cited the report, “Human Slaughterhouse” Amnesty International has recently published on Saydnaya Prison as an example of the extent of the brutality of the Assad regime.

Meanwhile, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that Iranian and Hezbollah interference is the main obstacle derailing a peaceful solution in Syria.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara on Wednesday, Jubeir said that his country and Turkey have matching views on regional issues, particularly with regards to condemning Iran and the Hezbollah militias for playing a negative role and blocking any peaceful solution in Syria.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office / 10.02.2017)

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