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New talks need clear schedule for political transition, Syrian opposition

August 31, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Any new talks which aim to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis need to have a clear schedule for political transition, the general coordinator of the Supreme Commission for Negotiations which represent the Syrian opposition said.

Quds Press reported Riad Hijab adding that UN resolutions need to be implemented, including the entry of humanitarian aid, the release of prisoners and facilitating the return of refugees.

Speaking during a visit by a Chinese delegation to Doha, Qatar, Hijab said Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad did not commit to these resolutions, instead he allied with several militias and carried out military attacks on Aleppo in an effort to push civilians out of the city.

He stressed that the Supreme Commission is committed to a political solution UN Security Council resolutions 2118 and 2254.

The Chinese officials said they are interested in the stability of Syria and ensuring it remains united. They added that Beijing supports the peace talks and bringing an end to the siege.

The statement also said that Beijing is also supporting the talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition, as well as its desire to end the siege and release the prisoners and offer humanitarian aids.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch called for the UN Security Council to impose immediate sanctions on the Syrian regime due to using chemical weapons against Syrians.