Syrian opposition negotiator resigns
BEIRUT: The chief Syrian opposition negotiator in the Geneva peace talks has resigned amid no signs of progress in the peace process that began earlier this year.
Mohammed Alloush said he took this step because the international community is not “serious” about reaching a solution for the country’s five-year civil war.
His statement, released late Sunday, also said that Syrian government forces continue attacking the opposition and besieging fighterheld areas, despite the three rounds of negotiations in Geneva.
The “proximity” talks that began in January have failed to make any progress amid contrary demands by the opposition team and the government delegation. The Syrian opposition has insisted that political transi- tion should come first while the government says fighting terrorism should be the priority.
The last round was held in April and no date has been set for the next talks. As evidence of the talks’ failure, Alloush said that the United Nations has not been able to set up a transitional governing body for Syria or find a political solution to the crisis.