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The Official Syrian Opposition Has No Power

Jan. 7, 2019 (EIRNS)—Nasr al-Hariri, the Secretary-General of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, the official Syrian opposition, claimed yesterday that he was “surprised” that a number of Arab countries are re-establishing ties with Damascus, but admitted that he’s powerless to stop it.

“We do not have the power to stop this reconciliation,” he told reporters in Riyadh, reports Reuters.

“We still hope there is a possibility for [these countries] to revisit their decisions and realize that the real and solid relation should be with their brothers of the Syrian people, not with the regime that has committed all these crimes,”

he said. “Bashar al-Assad will remain a war criminal even if thousands of leaders had a handshake with him.”

Hariri also expressed opposition to Syria’s re-admission to the Arab League:

“We do not think it would be a sound step to readmit Syria into the Arab League. We think this is a decision that won’t be in the interest of the political process,”

he said.

Regardless of Hariri’s pronouncements, the momentum in Syria has long been against the Saudi-sponsored opposition.

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