Statement by Ambassador Jeffrey on Idlib Airstrike by Pro-Regime Forces

Statement by Ambassador Jeffrey on Idlib Airstrike by Pro-Regime Forces

Monday, October 26, 2020

We are very concerned by this dangerous escalation by pro-regime forces and apparent violation of the March 5 Idlib ceasefire agreement.
By continuing their quest for a military victory, the Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian allies are threatening the stability of the surrounding region.
The actions of the pro-regime forces are prolonging the conflict and deepening the Syrian people’s suffering. We reiterate our strong support for UN Secretary General Guterres’ and Special Envoy Pedersen’s calls for an immediate nationwide ceasefire as outlined in UNSCR 2254.
It is time for the Assad regime and its allies to end their needless, brutal war against the Syrian people.  The political process outlined in UNSCR 2254 is the only way to peace, stability, and security for the Syrian people.