Kurds should feel themselves part of Syrian society: Lavrov

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Kurds should feel themselves part of Syrian society, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, said on Tuesday after talks with visiting Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State.

“We maintain close contacts with Kurdish representatives and are ready to do our best so that their legal interests are taken into account when forming new political frames in the context of the Constitutional Committee’s activities,” Lavrov added.  

“I would recommend the Kurds not be lured by our American colleagues who are seeking to nourish separatist tendencies in eastern Syria and make these plans a serious irritator targeted against the interests of preserving Syria’s integrity.”

“These are dangerous games that may lead to a situation when the Kurdish problem blazes up in the entire region, bearing in mind that it concerns not only Syria but other countries as well,” he noted.

The United States’ support for separatist tendencies in northeastern Syria may make the Kurdish problem topical not only for Syria but for other countries of the region, according to the Russian Minister.

Lavrove stressed that Russia will insist on the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 by all countries.

“It concerns those whose military presence in Syria is illegal. It is about the necessity to respect this country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by all, the necessity to drop illegal unilateral sanctions the West keeps on imposing on Syria, especially amid the pandemic,” he mentioned.