On May 3, Syrian “moderate opposition” members said that they were suspending participating in peace talks on Syria held in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
“The rebel delegation is suspending the meetings because of the violent air strikes on civilians. The suspension will continue until shelling stops across all Syria,” AFP quoted a rebel source in Astana.
“The delegation has suspended its participation after presenting a memorandum for a total commitment to stopping (government) bombardments,” Reuters qouted, Ahmad Ramadan, a spokesman for the opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC).
Representatives of the Syrian government and the Syrian “opposition” gathered in Astana on May 3 for the start of a fourth round of talks backed by Russia, Iran and Turkey.
Thus, another peaceful effort was just sabotaged by moderate “rebels” blaming other sides for the escalation. Meanhile, pro-opposition sources forgot to say that its “opposition” launched a large-scale operation against government forces in northern Hama in March.