November 1st, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– Al Mayadeen – – translated by Samer Hussein –
BEIRUT, Lebanon. Chief negotiator of the so-called “High Negotiations Committee” Mohammed Alloush, also known as the brother of a notorious slain terrorist Zahran Alloush, announced firm rejection of the inter-Syrian conference scheduled for November 18th in the Russian city of Sochi.
He said it was a meeting between the “regime and the regime”, seeing it as an attempt to circumvent the UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.
“The opposition reject a conference of Syrian groups, scheduled for November 18th in Sochi”, said Mohammed Alloush, adding that the High Negotiations Committee was surprised to see its name being mentioned on the invitation list.
He then said his group is in the process of issuing a statement in order to determine the general position that rejects the conference.
For its part, the Syrian National Council, another branch of the so-called “ Syrian opposition”, expressed its rejection of participating in the conference of the Syrian groups sponsored by Moscow, also seeing it as an attempt to circumvent the peace talks in Geneva which are sponsored by the United Nations and aimed at reaching a political solution in Syria.
“The Council will not participate in any negotiations with the regime outside the framework of Geneva or without the auspices of the United Nations”, Ahmed Ramadan, the coalition spokesman told Reuters, adding that Russia’s call for a conference of the Syrians in Sochi is an attempt to circumvent Geneva talks and the will of the international community as regards the process of political transition in Syria.