Coalition Rules Out Talks After Chemical Weapons Use

Coalition says Assad must be punished before there is discussion of Geneva

A member of the Syrian National Coalition has said the proposed Geneva II conference is no longer possible after the alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus.


Members of the Coalition met representatives of the Friends of Syria , a group of  Western and Arab countries opposed to Assad's rule, in Istanbul on Monday to discuss plans for the  conference.


But Secretary General of the Coalition, Badr Jamous, told Reuters: "The meeting was about Geneva, but we refused to talk about Geneva after what happened."


"We must punish this dictator, Bashar the Chemist we call him, and then we can discuss Geneva," he said.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer



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