Ahmed Jarba, president of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), said he expected the Geneva II conference to take place, adding that the United Nations-backed meeting and the formation of a transitional government may lead to the fall of the Syrian regime.
In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya’s New York Bureau Chief Talal al-Haj, Jarba said that participants of the Geneva II conference – which was scheduled to take place this month – will still convene. However, he said that he doubted it would be successful in ending the two-year Syrian conflict that has killed over 100,000 people, according to the U.N.
“I expect the meeting to take place but the question of whether it succeeds remains valid. I’m not too optimistic,” Jarba said. He added that the civil war may come to an end if a transitional government were formed following such a meeting.
The SNC chief said his coalition – considered to be the country’s main opposition group – supported a political solution to the crisis but Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s resignation was non-negotiable.
“Seeking a political solution to the situation in Syria would mean achieving the objectives of this uprising, including the departure of Assad’s regime,” he told al-Haj.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر