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Syrian regime divides the country: Kurdish politician

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Syrian regime, which describes the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) as separatists, is formally calling for separation and partition of the country after it lost control of territory, a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Tuesday.   

The Syrian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry said in its letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations last week that Israeli aggression in Deir ez-Zor coincided with the practices of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which it described as separatists and terrorists.

The Syrian president’s call to find ‘Useful Syria’ was a clear call for partition of Syria and the abandonment of a third of the country, Secretary-General of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Party Jamal Sheikh Baqi said in statements to North Press.

The notion of ‘Useful Syria’ was used during a speech made by Bashar Assad in 2015 regarding the areas to which he had to retreat which formed less than 25% of the whole country. Many observers saw this as Assad dividing the country into more important and wealthy areas (Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, and the coastal areas) and less important poorer areas such as northeast Syria.

“The Syrian regime discusses hypothetical plots to evade its duties,” AANES said in a statement on Friday.

“This language and these policies impede the solution and dialogue, and deepen the crisis in Syria,” the Autonomous Administration statement said.

Founding an Administration system in the northern Syria “gives access to a decentralized Syrian homeland throughout Syria with an advanced national vision that cannot be realized by the regime’s mentality,” Baqi said.

The statements of the Syrian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry and other official facilities affiliated with the regime lack any real concepts and are mere translations of imposed dictates rather than serious positions, according to him.

Reporting by Hosheng Hassan

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