Syrian Opposition Rejects Offer to Negotiate with Hizbullah

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The Syrian opposition rejected a proposal by former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford for the rebels to negotiate with Hizbullah and other factions fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's troops as part of a political solution to the civil war.

In remarks published Thursday, the spokesman of the Syrian National Coalition, Louay Safi, said: “We only negotiate with the Syrians and we won't accept the participation of foreign militias that kill the Syrian people in the political solution.”

The opposition won't surrender to the status-quo after three years of struggle, he said.

Ford, who stepped down on Friday, has recently said that the negotiations to resolve the civil war should include armed groups, including Hizbullah, which has sent its fighters to Syria in support of Assad.

Ford left the Syrian capital in 2011, when the popular uprising against Assad turned into a bloody civil war.

The United States has closed its embassy in Damascus but has not cut off diplomatic ties with Syria, despite repeated condemnation of the Assad regime.

Comments 11
Thumb popeye 06 March 2014, 11:09

This is why gentlemen the USA has no credibility left. It is asking others such as the noble Syrian revolution to negotiate with a group the USA itself recognizes as a terror group.

Thumb kanaanljdid 06 March 2014, 13:21

Yes exactly. Russia is a better ally to have than USA, for sure, unfortunately. They stick to their words, while USA tend more and more to show weakness.

Thumb tornado 06 March 2014, 13:22

I agree

Thumb .mowaten. 06 March 2014, 11:57

there will be no more negotiations. takfiris and rebels can surrender or die.

Thumb ex-fpm 06 March 2014, 12:13

hahahaha uffff!

Thumb Loubnani 06 March 2014, 20:14

That video is so disturbing it's actually infuriating! War and hatred transforms people into cannibals. I use the word people loosely here

Default-user-icon makhnou2 (Guest) 06 March 2014, 12:03

Daaaaaaww,has HA embarassed them so much on the battlefield? Besides, na khasson fiya, isis and nusra etc are fair game. Why the nsc is sticking up for terrorists obviously shows their true colors we see daily anyway.

Thumb kanaanljdid 06 March 2014, 13:23

We should not negociate with this Khomenist criminals in Lebanon neither.

Default-user-icon Retoski Fandangu (Guest) 06 March 2014, 18:24

Why should they negotiate with Hizbullah when they are confident they will... well... umm... duh... finish them off??? after they... well... umm... duh... finish off??? the "ASSad" regime in 2027, God willing. Stay tuned. Next Wednesday we shall witness another collapse of the "ASSad" regime, as promised by gabbaguybo, for the 8,529th time and counting. takbir, says gabby14 et al

Thumb -phoenix1 06 March 2014, 19:27

The Syrians are going through what we Lebanese saw well before. These are some of the many stages that they will go through in their civil war, maybe feeling that somewhere down the line a break will happen and give their respective side a victory. They still don't understand that the world is playing them one against the other, and the irony of it all is this: the countries that are supporting the different warring factions in this war, just like ours before them, are the very ones that will come back and charge them big money to rebuild their country. But that will be at a time when Syrians would have wished that they were still kneeling. But Arabs are Arabs, and just like us Lebanese will always think from the bottoms of their shoe soles. It so happens both the West and Russia know this for a fact.

Thumb shab 06 March 2014, 19:52

Filthy murdering militia