Syrian internal group rejects Coalition offer to join opposition delegation to Geneva II


Antoun Issa reports:

Syria’s main internal political opposition has rejected a renewed offer by the Syrian National Coalition (SOC) to join its delegation at the Geneva II talks.

The Coalition is currently in the process of forming its delegation after it accepted participation for Geneva II as a result of the UN withdrawing its invitation to Iran.

The SOC reserved two places out of a 15 person delegation for the National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change (NCC), an internal umbrella organization comprised of various leftist and nationalist opposition parties.

But NCC senior official Haytham al-Manna has reiterated his organization’s refusal to participate in Geneva II. Continue reading