June 11, 2012
The Syrian National Council’s new leader has announced that the opposition group in exile is “not looking for intervention,” but the actions of the Assad government are “forcing” Syrians to demand international help.
During his first press conference after being unanimously elected as the new head of the Syrian National Council, Abdulbaset Sieda also pledged support for the Free Syrian Army and financial aid to those Syrians who are suffering.
Following criticism of the SNC’s inability to represent the full array of Syria’s ethnic and religious minorities, Sieda reassured every group that “the future of Syria will be for the all of them.”
“There will be no discrimination based on gender or sects,” he said. “The new Syria will be a democratic state.”
But the majority of Syrians do not believe in this “shady” figure’s good intentions, political analyst Pepe Escobar told RT.