Hariri: Only way to achieve diverse Syria is to eliminate tyranny and extremism

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The head of the delegation of the Supreme Commission of the Syrian opposition in the Geneva negotiations Nasr al-Hariri said that the only way to achieve a diverse Syria is by eliminating tyranny and extremism.

Hariri said that they discussed the electoral procedures that are supposed to take place at the end of the transitional period and presented their vision of the political transition to UN envoy Staffan de Mistura.

He also said: “Our goal is to form a transitional government and we have not yet found a partner in the negotiations.”

The peace talks on Syria concluded on Friday in Geneva amid expectations of no tangible progress, where UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura met the participating delegations in the negotiations.

Sources told Al-Arabiya that this round of negotiations won’t be prolonged.

This comes as the Kurdish National Council announced that it has suspended its participation in the current round held in Geneva as part of the Supreme Commission’s negotiating team.

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nicky Healy, said Thursday that Washington is no longer focused on overthrowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but rather seeking ways to end the war in Syria. Yet, the Syrian opposition rejects any plan involving al Assad in power.

“We choose the battle we want to fight,” Healey told reporters. “When we look at it, it’s about changing priorities, and our priority is no longer overthrowing al Assad.”

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