Several revolutionary factions on Wednesday issued a statement rejecting Iran to be a guarantor or sponsor of any political process in Syria, hours after the end of the first session of the Astana talks.
The factions pointed out that the talks in Astana, which started five months ago, did not achieve any tangible results or to turn the cease-fire into reality, noting that Russia did not fulfill its role as guarantor.
They emphasized five points, foremost of which is the description of Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism and has an expansionist behavior whose mission is to support the Syrian regime, as well as an occupying enemy aimed at undermining the identity of the Syrian society and its future and thus it can not be accepted as a guarantor or sponsor of any political process.
The statement pointed out that the Russian side would never talks about its role as a guarantor untill it gave up completely the targeting the liberated areas and to implement the Security Council resolutions related to the cessation of displacement ,ensuring the refugees right to return to their homes and areas, release all detainees and to stop the policy of siege and starvation.
The factions stressed that they will not take part in any talks of which the Syrian regime would participate for any objective whatever it may be, because the regime is practicing the worst forms of state terrorism against the Syrian people, noting that it was the first to fight terrorism at a time the Syrian regime protected areas controlled by IS group, adding that the proposed cease-fire must be a nationwide and no-exceptions.
The joint statement concluded stressing their commitment to the five stipulated principles of the revolution in the joint document agrred upon between the Revolutionary Islamic Council and the rest of the forces and entities of the revolution, asserting that any political process is inconsistent with these constants, it neither represents the revolution nor achieve the hopes of the Syrian people.
It should be noted that the factions signed the statement are "Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Islam, and Failaq al-Rahman, al-Jabha al-Shamia, Jaish Idlib al-Hur, Jaish al-Naser and Jaish al-Yarmouk."
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