GENEVA (Sputnik) – The Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) is ready to ensure compliance with the cessation of hostilities in Syria, the Saudi-backed group's spokesman told Sputnik on Monday.
"Yes, of course," Monzer Makhous said in response to a question on whether the HNC was ready to ensure compliance with the truce between government and rebel forces.
"Statistically speaking, the vast majority of the cessation of hostilities violations come from the regime. I do not rule out that there may [be violations] on our side too, but these are self-defense measures," Makhous stressed.
"If he wants to communicate with us, he is welcome to. But we will not go to the UN," Makhous said.
Asked whether it would be possible to continue talks with de Mistura at their hotel, the Saudi-backed opposition group’s spokesman answered in the affirmative.