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SAF Calls for Support of U.N. Envoy Mission

Aug 25, 2012

SAF Calls on President Obama and the State Department to support the mission of U.N. envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi to assist the Syrian parties to end to the vicious cycle of violence that has gripped the country for the past 18 months and promote a negotiated transition towards a more democratic political system.

We strongly encourage the U.S. to engage all sides of the conflict in Syria. Working closely with the Russians through the U.N. will ensure a more serious engagement by all Syrian parties in a negotiated political settlement. In the absence of such engagement, we fear two possibilities, none of which serves the interest of the United States: In the first the regime collapses, extremist militant groups will find a new home and base of operation; in the second a protracted civil war will linger causing further destruction and loss of lives, may lead to the disintegration of the country and will most certainly spill over to the region.

We demand all parties to preserve the social mosaic and coexistence in Syria and promote civic society based on individual right. Considering the sensitive geographic location of Syria, the unique religious and ethnic mosaic of its society, and the complexity of the present conflict, any unilateral and multilateral action outside the U.N. is likely to create a string of counter-reactions from important regional and international powers and further complicate the situation in Syria and the region.

The U.N. mediation should not prejudge the outcome of any negotiations between the warring factions. A joint U.S., U.N., and Russian involvement will ensure a smoother transition to a more democratic future for Syria and contributes to stability in the region.

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