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Switzerland: Opposition HNC leader rails at Assad and Syrian elections in Geneva02:57

Switzerland: Opposition HNC leader rails at Assad and Syrian elections in Geneva

Switzerland, Geneva
April 13, 2016 at 20:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Head of the Saudi-backed High Negotiations Committee (HNC) negotiating delegation held a presser on intra-Syria talks as negotiations officially resumed in Geneva on Wednesday.

"We are here to negotiate the political transition towards establishing of a transitional governing body with full powers" said De Mistura, adding that this "is the only way to stop the bloodshed and the suffering of the Syrian people."

He continued by saying that this transitional government "includes the need of resignation of Bashar al Assad and all key figures of his regime" as according to him "Assad is a disease that struck Syria and this disease can only be cured through his resignation and resignation of all the key features of his regime."

Al Zoubi ended by labelling the parliamentary elections taking place in Syria as "a performance, not worth our consideration" as he thinks that "what has happened in Syria [today] is not worth commenting on."

Negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition forces resumed from the previous discussions that ended on March 24, with the main goal to ultimately end the five-year-old conflict in Syria, with the initial implementation of a ceasefire, an increase in first aid to civilians and the establishment of a broad opposition against the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Switzerland: Opposition HNC leader rails at Assad and Syrian elections in Geneva02:57
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Head of the Saudi-backed High Negotiations Committee (HNC) negotiating delegation held a presser on intra-Syria talks as negotiations officially resumed in Geneva on Wednesday.

"We are here to negotiate the political transition towards establishing of a transitional governing body with full powers" said De Mistura, adding that this "is the only way to stop the bloodshed and the suffering of the Syrian people."

He continued by saying that this transitional government "includes the need of resignation of Bashar al Assad and all key figures of his regime" as according to him "Assad is a disease that struck Syria and this disease can only be cured through his resignation and resignation of all the key features of his regime."

Al Zoubi ended by labelling the parliamentary elections taking place in Syria as "a performance, not worth our consideration" as he thinks that "what has happened in Syria [today] is not worth commenting on."

Negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition forces resumed from the previous discussions that ended on March 24, with the main goal to ultimately end the five-year-old conflict in Syria, with the initial implementation of a ceasefire, an increase in first aid to civilians and the establishment of a broad opposition against the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

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