SOT, Riad Darar, President of Syrian Democratic Council (Arabic): «We think that these threatening are just words not deeds, for the regime cannot execute its threatening, neither its circumstances nor its reality now, it is busy in many areas, then; there is an agreement regarding the region between Russia and the US. US and Russia agreed that there must be a solution in the region. If we are... Еще attacked we will defend ourselves, and if we were not attacked thus our slogan became clear: we are supporting the negotiations and the political solution.» Members of the Syrian Democratic Council met in Tabqa, in the opposition-held Raqqa Governorate on Monday, in order to establish a united opposition team ahead of planned talks with Damascus. President of the SDC — a Kurdish-led alliance of Syrian opposition forces consisting largely of US-backed Kurdish SDF forces — Riad Darar, stressed that the aim of the meeting is to create a «negotiating base» for future contacts with the Syrian government. «US and Russia agreed that there must be a solution in the region,» stated SDC President Riad Darar. «If we are attacked we will defend ourselves, and if we were not attacked, thus our slogan became clear: we are supporting the negotiations and the political solution,» he added.