Amnesty International condemns Assad’s controversial climate summit call; Syriac Union Party asserts widespread rejection

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — In a significant development, Syrian President Bashir al-Assad made his first appearance at an Arab League summit in 12 years. Adding to the surprise, the United Arab Emirates, with the backing of Saudi Arabia, extended an invitation to President Assad to attend the 28th session of the United Nations Climate Summit, as reported by a British newspaper.

The invitation from the UAE drew strong condemnation from Amnesty International, which described it as a “sick joke”.

Sanharib Barsom, the head of the Syriac Union Party (SUP), voiced criticism against the call for President Assad’s attendance, arguing that it conferred legitimacy upon his regime. Barsom called for certain conditions to be imposed on the Assad regime, including the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution No. 2254, which seeks concessions from the Syrian government.

Barsom emphasized the importance of Arab countries recognizing and actively working towards the implementation of this resolution, with the ultimate goal of serving the Syrian people, rather than succumbing to the regime’s preferences.