Syrian Expatriates Regrets the Arab League’s Attempt to Push Toward the Initiation of Dialogue with the Assad Regime Despite its Noncompliance with UN Peace Plan

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Syrian expatriates reiterates the SNC statement, regarding Nabil Elaraby's attempt to push toward the initiation of dialogue with the Assad regime, “The SNC has repeatedly made its position clear; it will not participate in any dialogue unless it revolves around the end of the dictatorial regime and the establishment of a democratic form of government in Syria. Therefore, al-Arabi's statement clearly contradicts with the goals of the SNC."

In his comment about the Damascus bombs, on May 5th, Nabil Elaraby said, ”The U.N.-Arab League envoy is struggling to keep alive his six-point peace plan and avert full-scale civil war in Syria.” He has said, “The government has yet to implement the agreement properly, while opposition forces have also broken the truce.”

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On May 14th, The Syrian National Council, Syria's leading opposition group, refuses to take part in Arab League-sponsored talks held in Rome. The talks are aimed at fixing the rifts between Syria's divided opposition groups. As reported by Reuters "The SNC (Syrian National Council) will not be going to the meeting in Cairo." Ahmed Ramadan, told Reuters in Rome.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/14/us-syria-arabs-idUSBRE84D0ZB20120514

On May 14th, The Guardian said, “The SNC has repeatedly made its position clear; it will not participate in any dialogue unless it revolves around the end of the current regime and the establishment of a democratic form of government in Syria. Therefore, al-Arabi's statement clearly contradicts with the goals of the SNC. Dialogue cannot be considered until the Assad regime fulfils its promises to the Syrian people, starting with the implementation of a complete ceasefire.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2012/may/15/syria-bashar-al-assad?newsfeed=true

Mr Abdullah Ibraheem, SEO board member, said, "Our people in Syria has been under attacks by Assad regime for more than 14 months. We welcomed the UN envoy, Kofi Annan’s, peace plan a month ago. We tried hardly to provide the plan with the time and efforts needed to succeed. But as expected, Assad regime continued its disregard to the international call to halt the bloodshed, and kept his killing machine in place, committing more atrocities across Syria. It is a crucial time, to announce the failing of the first five points of the UN peace plan, and halt all the attempts to push toward a dialogue with the Assad regime, we lost more than 1000 lives of our beloved Syrian by the Assad forces during this month of presumed ceasefire. It is a critical time, we urge the international community to face the truth, and adopt a resolution that better serving the interest of Syrian people.”

The Syrian Expatriates is a leading nonprofit organization of Syrian Americans and Syrian Canadians that reflects the diversity and talent of the Syrian nation. Its mission is to support the establishment of a free and democratic Syria. In addition, the Expatriates provide humanitarian relief to those in need and works towards the social, political and economic development of Syria.

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