Syrian ambassador: Many Kurds oppose federalizing the Syrian Arab Republic

23.04.2017, Syria.

Many Syrian Kurds oppose Syrian federalization, stated Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad on Friday April 21 when speaking at the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, according RIA News.

“Now the Kurdish topic: The Kurds are an integral part of the Syrian people. They have the same rights and responsibilities as other Syrians. As you know, Syria is a multiethnic and multi-confessional country, and all Syrian citizens are equal”, said Riyad Hadda.

The diplomat emphasized that there are both regional and international forces which use “the Kurdish question” for their own destructive goals.

“I would like to note that, actually, many Kurds oppose any forms of disintegration, be it a federation, or cantons, or anything of the like. Therefore, we say always that Syria is able and ready to resolve this crisis independently without intervention from the outside”, according the ambassador.

The first statements about the creation of Rojava as a Kurdish autonomy within Syria were made in October of 2014. A group of western intellectuals visited Rojava to learn the experience of Kurdish self-government in December of 2014. On March 17, 2016, the creation of an autonomy of three cantons, Al-Jazirah, Kobanî, and Afrin, was declared.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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