Sunday, September 23, 2012

Syrian Opposition Calls For End To Violence

Syria's internal opposition has called on both the government and armed rebels to stop violence immediately at a rare meeting in Damascus.

The September 23 meeting was organized by the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria, or NCB, an umbrella for 16 opposition groups with roots in the country.

"The conference calls the regime's forces to stop the violence immediately and the armed opposition to commit to the same under an appropriate Arabic and international supervision. Three: the conference requests the UN-Arab Envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi to call for an international conference about Syria where all concerned parties can play a part. The mission of this conference is to find the best political ways to start a transitional phase that guarantees the move towards a democratic regime," said Khalil al-Sayed, member of the National Development Party.

Iranian, Chinese and Russian diplomats also attended the conference. Read More