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“Help us get rid of this regime” (Sabra). The CNS asks for weapons

Georges Sabra, Thursday evening, speaker at the Press Club Brussels Europe

(BRUSSELS2) Georges Sabra, spokesperson for the Syrian National Council (CNS), urged (during a speech Thursday evening at the Press Club Brussels Europe) the European Union to do more " support the (Syrian) people to help us get rid of this regime that is committing atrocities and install a new system in the country ". For this early opponent, former communist and Christian (a few details on theEast The Day), the first thing to do is to have " a meticulous and continuous implementation of the sanctions announced by the European States so that this regime is isolated, so that it can be forced to submit to the international community”. He says he is also waiting neighboring sister states to pressure the United Nations to pass a resolution under Chapter VII allowing for forceful intervention.

Yes to arms deliveries

On the issue of arms deliveries to the opposition, Georges Sabra does not hesitate and says: " Yes. We clearly want it ". He denied all remarks about the dangers of international intervention. A " international involvement? But we are already there. We are witnessing clear support from Russia, China and Iran for the regime. And we are waiting for another international intervention, this one in favor of the Syrian people”.

More hope on the Annan Plan

 “The Annan plan was accepted by all the opposition and all its components. But this plan does not work. We can no longer wait for him to succeed. We now want a quick solution, to support the revolution, which has been going on for 15 months. We want an (international) intervention to support the Syrian people. (...) The ALS is just waiting for a sign (from Annan) to resume the fight. We want material, political and media support from the Arab community to support the Syrian people in their demands”. Is it on the Yemeni or Libyan model that he wants an evolution of Syria? " Neither. We would like a Syrian model, completely Syrian. »

The opposition rolled for years

As for the disunity of the opposition, he did not turn a blind eye to the problem. " It is not a malfunction. The opposition has always been crushed in Syria. But what is important is the revolution. As for the Free Syrian Army (SLA), it is " fused with the civilian people, it represents a single body against the regime in Syria”.

For years, opposition leaders have indeed been victims of the worst treatment: « unfair dismissals, ban on all travel abroad,... when it wasn't imprisonment or death. G. Sabra, himself, was banned from leaving “ since 1979. The first time I was able to leave my country was on foot, three months ago...”

Despotic power destroying society

“The Assad family has not only grabbed and monopolized power but also grabbed and monopolized the country's resources. It is a despotic and totalitarian power that has made our country a feudal power, has totally dysfunctional our institutions”. (…) No one in Syria fears the birth of a new Syria except the Assad family and their clients who have drawn resources, used fear, and corruption. »

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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