Syria opposition rejects unity govt that includes Assad regime

High Negotiations Committee Chairman Asaad al-Zoabi (L) and chief negotiator Mohammed Alloush attend a press briefing on March 22, 2016 in GenevaSyria’s main opposition High Negotiations Committee on Wednesday flatly rejected a demand from President Bashar al-Assad for any transitional government to include his regime. “International resolutions speak of… the formation of a transitional body with full powers, including presidential powers,” HNC senior member Asaad al-Zoabi said, adding “Assad should not remain for even one hour after the formation” of this body. “Bashar and his gang live outside of reality, on another planet… all of Assad’s recent declarations are an attempt to evade the question” of the transition, Zoabi told AFP.

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