U.S. Embassy in Damascus: UN Resolution 2254 is only way forward for just peace in Syria

DARAMSUQ — In conjunction with the sixth anniversary of the unanimous vote U.N. Security Council members on Resolution No. 2254 on the “Peace Process in Syria,” the U.S. Embassy in Damascus stated that the process specified in the resolution is, “the only way forward toward a just and lasting peace in Syria.”

“Six years ago, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved Resolution 2254 on Syria,” the U.S. Embassy tweeted, “and the United States is committed to a credible, sustainable and comprehensive political solution based on this resolution.”

“The United States fully supports U.N. efforts to facilitate the Syrian-led process as stipulated in Resolution 2254,” read an embassy statement. “It will continue to work with its allies and partners to press for a peaceful end to the conflict in Syria,” it continued, calling on the Syrian regime to comply with the resolution.

UNSC Resolution 2254 was passed by the Security Council on 18 December 2015 and emphasizes a series of UN resolutions and correspondence on the Syrian issue, including the need to stop fighting, launch an effective ceasefire monitoring mechanism, protect civilians, find the most efficient means to provide humanitarian assistance in all of Syria, hold human rights violators accountable on all sides, and release detainees. The resolution also requires the United Nations to bring the parties of the Syrian Civil War together to enter into formal negotiations and hold elections.

In late November, Washington renewed its commitment to stand with Syrians and support U.N. efforts to reach a political solution in Syria, reiterating its rejection of normalization with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.