Syria: forming “5 +1” mechanism for political solution

Syria: forming "5 +1" mechanism for political solution
Anas Al-Abdah, president of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC)

President of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) Anas Al-Abdah suggested forming a mechanism which includes the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany to resolve the situation in Syria, adding that such a mechanism has achieved results in the crisis of Iran’s nuclear program.

Al-Abdah’s suggestion came in a press statement after the fourth consultative meeting he had held, on Wednesday, with Hassan Abdel Azim, head of the National Coordination Body (Syrian opposition inside Syria) under the supervision of the European Union in the Belgium capital Brussels, Anadolu Agency reported.

He pointed out that they are waiting for a European response to the proposal, noting that such a mechanism “would prevent a monopoly of the United States and Russia in Syria.”

In addition, he said that Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the EU are now “convinced of the need to play an active role in the Syrian crisis,” adding that “all of the European countries have been affected by this crisis, and it is widely-known that the stability of the Middle East is linked with the stability of Syria.”

Head of SNC appealed to the EU to play a greater role in the political process, which aims to achieve a political transition in the country, pointing out that the bloc’s role in the Syrian conflict “is limited to humanitarian assistance.”