CAIRO (AA) - Syrian National Coalition says the offer "lacks political credibility"Opposition group Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said on Saturday it found Iran's offer of mediation between Bashar al-Assad's regime and opposition fighters to be disingenuous.
Opposition group Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said on Saturday it found Iran’s offer of mediation between Bashar al-Assad’s regime and opposition fighters to be disingenuous.
“The Syrian Coalition finds it absurd that Iran proposes an offer to facilitate dialogue while at the same time it continues to provide political, economic, and military support to the Assad regime,” it said in a statement published online.
SNC apportioned blame on the Iranian government for the ongoing civil war, calling on Iran to prove its credibility by withdrawing its military experts and extremist fighters from Syria before embarking on dialogue proposals.
“The Syrian Coalition sees Iran as part of the problem and the Iranian officials must be held accountable, alongside Assad regime officials. These two groups are fully responsible for the war crimes and all egregious crimes committed against the Syrian people,” the statement added.
Newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had announced on Thursday that his government was ready to mediate between Assad and opposition