Jarba: Security Council resolution acceptable but does not meet the aspirations of the Syrians, Our participation in Geneva depends on the implementation of Geneva and the Arab League reviewing Geneva 2 negotiations
The President of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmad Aweinan Assi Al Jarba, said at a news conference conducted in New York yesterday evening, that the Security Council resolution on chemical weapons massacres committed by Bashar al -Assad’s regime against civilians in Syria, which the Council did not approve to be activated under Chapter VII" is acceptable but does not live up to expectations Syrian people." He reported that an agreement has been reached on the grounds that the Arab League would serve as a basic reference for any negotiations in Geneva, and the Coalition serves as the representative of Syria in the Arab League immediately after the formation of the interim government, expected within weeks. It was also agreed that the Arab League would support opening humanitarian corridors to save the lives of those trapped in Ghouta Damascus and Homs. The President of the Coalition added that chemical weapons disarmament is not enough to solve the tragedy experienced by the Syrian people, pointing out that the main issue is the existence of a regime that cannot be part of the solution. He called on the international community to focus on the root of the problem that is the war declared by the regime on the Syrian people. Jarba stressed that the coalition agreement to enter the Geneva 2 conference depends on the condition that all discussions are based on the implementation of the foundations of the of the Geneva 1 conference: the exit of what he called the occupation by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah terrorist militia from Syrian territory, all foreign organizations to leave the country, the freeing of detainees, lifting the siege on all the affected and besieged cities within a clear and specific timetable, and stressing the need for the presence of Arab and international guarantees able to compel the regime to implement the decisions. The president of the Coalition rejected Iran’s participation in Geneva 2 discussions considering it as part of the problem. The President also rejected Iran's participation in the Geneva conference 2 talks. He added that their participation should be rejected until their actions of killing Syrian people, just as the regime does, change.