Pres­i­dent Barzani urges Kur­dish par­ties in Syria to unite

Barzani: We have done ev­ery­thing we could for Kobani; for me there is no dif­fer­ence be­tween Er­bil and Kobani

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“The Kur­dish peo­ple are go­ing through a sen­si­tive stage; we cur­rently need to be united more than any other time since the re­cent threat is not against one spe­cific party or in one place, but it is against the Kur­dish na­tion as a whole," said Barzani.

On Oc­to­ber 14, Ma­soud Barzani met with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of both Kur­dis­tan Na­tional Coun­cil (KNC) and Peo­ple’s Coun­cil of Western Kur­dis­tan [Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan], (PCWK), which is led by the main Kur­dish party in Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan, Demo­cratic Union Party (PYD), with the aim of com­ing closer and show­ing a united front in the fight against the Is­lamic State (IS).

“The Kur­dish peo­ple are go­ing through a sen­si­tive stage; we cur­rently need to be united more than any other time since the re­cent threat is not against one spe­cific party or in one place, but it is against the Kur­dish na­tion as a whole," said Barzani.

The Pres­i­dent re­garded the in­ter­na­tional support for the Kur­dish peo­ple as a golden op­por­tu­nity and said that Kurds are the only force that is fight­ing against the Is­lamic State on the ground at the mo­ment.

“The Is­lamic State has been able to de­stroy two coun­tries’ armies, but it has been de­feated by the Kur­dish Pesh­marga forces. So, it is very im­por­tant for us as Kurds to show that we are united and dis­re­gard all our dif­fer­ences. Kur­dish vic­tory in any place is a suc­cess for all Kur­dish peo­ple ev­ery­where. The strong de­fense in Kobani should be ap­pre­ci­ated by all us all. For me there is no dif- fer­ence be­tween Er­bil and Kobani. Un­til now, we have done what­ever we have been able to do for Kobani,” noted Barzani.

The mem­bers of the two coun­cils con­sid­ered the meet­ing as a pos­i­tive one and they showed will- in­g­ness to get closer and work to­gether and open a new page in their re­la­tions.

Mustafa Mashayekh, se­nior of­fi­cial of Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party in Syria (KDP-S) said that KNC has promised Bar- zani they are will­ing to sign agree­ment with PYD and work with (PCWK) in Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan.

“In the meet­ing we asked PYD to re­view their Can­ton poli­cies so that other par­ties can par­tic­i­pate in the decision mak­ings in those Can­tons in the fu­ture," said Mustafa.

Mashayekh also said that dur­ing the meet­ing, Barzani called on all the par­ties to be united and promised them that KRG will fully support them in any decision they take in Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan.

Fur­ther­more, the leader of Demo­cratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Mus­lim, ap­pre­ci­ated Barzani for his cru­cial stand­point to­ward Syarian Kur­dis­tan. Mus­lim also agreed with Barzani’s views re­gard­ing bring­ing all the po­lit­i­cal par­ties closer to­gether and the uni­fi­ca­tion of all forces in Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan as well.

“The Kur­dish peo­ple are go­ing through a sen­si­tive stage; we cur­rently need to be united more than any other time since the re­cent threat is not against one spe­cific party or in one place, but it is against the Kur­dish na­tion as a whole," said Barzani.

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