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Syrian Brotherhood slams UNSC statement

August 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Syrian Muslim Brotherhood official Zuhair Salem criticised the United Nations Security Council’s presidential statement on Syria saying the statement reflects “international complicity” with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.

In a statement yesterday, Salem said: “It’s a positive thing that the statement provides that the political solution is the only one to resolve the Syrian crisis but political solution is often made by politicians and not killers or criminals. Every conscious Syrian wants a genuine political solution to save their country and rebuild their community, but Bashar Al-Assad is the only one who does not want this, which he stated in 2011 when saying he was going into battle ‘to break wills’.”

The official welcomed the statement’s call to end all indiscriminate use of weapons in populated areas as a precondition to begin talks, but said he hoped the statement was clearer about who is responsible for those crimes.

Salem also welcomed the statement’s call for an immediate end to arbitrary detention, torture, kidnapping and enforced disappearances, as well as the immediate release of detainees held in the regime’s prisons.