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Syrian opposition opposes UN “take a step” peace promotion

The Syrian opposition high-negotiation committee said the plan would push the country more ruthlessly and prevent the implementation of international resolutions.

In December, UN Special Envoy of Syria Geir Otto Pedersen called for efforts to build trust between the parties to the war by setting up accurate and “verifiable” procedures. (Reuters)

Syrian opposition criticized the United Nations for advocating a “step-by-step” approach to resolving terrible conflicts, saying it would make the uncompromising regime even more bold.

On Wednesday, the Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) said the step-by-step diplomatic steps would provide an “incentive” for regimes that had already shown a refusal to the UN-led peace process.

“It will push it in a more ruthless direction and prevent the implementation of international resolutions,” he said in a statement.

At the meeting, Salem al-Messlet, head of the Syrian Revolutionary Opposition Union, said the united opposition would send “an important message to the UN envoy.”

The final round of UN-sponsored peace talks in October did not progress, and UN special envoy Geir Otto Pedersen of Syria emphasized “great distrust in all respects.”

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Following a tour of Europe, the United States and the Arab countries, Pedersen called for efforts in December to build trust among the parties to the war by setting up accurate and “verifiable” procedures.

The call followed the failure of several rounds of UN-mediated negotiations in Geneva between the administration and opposition groups aimed at enacting a new constitution.

The reaction to Syria took place after Syrian opposition met in Qatar and placed a new bid to revive the 10-year-old campaign against Syrian Bashar al-Assad.

It is estimated that nearly 500,000 people have died and millions more have been evacuated since the war in Syria began with a brutal crackdown on dissident protests in 2011.

Since 2020, with the calming of large-scale fighting, Damascus has invaded, especially to alleviate international isolation with Arab countries.

Meanwhile, opposition forces have become less influential in recent years, and many foreign supporters are heading towards normalizing relations with the Assad regime.

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Source: AFP

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