Syrian opposition hints at boycotting Geneva 6 talks

Syrian civilians evacuated from the Qabun district in northeast Damascus, arrive at a temporary camp in Idlib province on May 15, 2017. (AFP)

The oppositional Syrian High Negotiations Committee hinted it will suspend its participation in the upcoming Geneva 6 talks due to the Syrian regime’s recent attacks and its policy of forced displacement in Damascus and its suburbs.

Syrian National Coalition Member Hisham Mroueh said the High Negotiations Committee may suspend its participation in the Geneva meetings while Hadi al-Bahra, also member of the SNC, called for limiting the regime’s displacement practices.

The opposition said it fears the upcoming Geneva meeting is just another opportunity for the regime to "waste more time and evade the political transition process."

The Syrian regime has continued to displace citizens and besiege towns and cities despite UN criticism and the opposition’s warnings.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49