KRP re­sponds to Syr­ian For­eign Min­is­ter

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The Le­banese news­pa­per “Al-Akhbar” pub­lished an in­ter­view with the Syr­ian For­eign Min­is­ter Walid al-Muallem on Novem­ber 6. In the in­ter­view, the min­is­ter al-Muallem talks of­fen­sively about Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani and the city of Kobani. He men­tions Kobani by its ara­bized name Ain al-Arab.

When al-Muallem was asked if he ex­pects a Turk­ish mil­i­tary as­sault, he said, “The Turk­ish po­si­tion on ISIS’s as­sault on Ain al-Arab ral­lied the Kurds ev­ery­where against the Turk­ish gov­ern­ment. Kurds, not only in Turkey where they num­ber 15 mil­lion, are in­creas­ingly ral­ly­ing around the lead­er­ship of Ab­dul­lah Ocalan, in­clud­ing the Iraqi Kurds; with ev­ery ad­di­tional day of stead­fast­ness in Ain al-Arab Mas­soud Barzani and his ally, Er­do­gan, lose.”

In re­sponse to this of­fen­sive state­ment, the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dency’s of­fi­cial spokesper­son, Umed Sabah, said, “Peo­ple of Kobani and Ro­java know bet­ter than any­one else who has helped them. Walid al-Muallem is not in the po­si­tion to dis­trib­ute pa­tri­otic cards. It seems he has for­got­ten that the first Ara­biza­tion process was ini­ti­ated in Syria, and by chau­vin­ists like him.”

Sabah added shock­ingly how al-Muallem dared to talk about the PKK leader, Ab­dul­lah Ocalan: “Ocalan was in Syria, but they forced him to leave, and par­tic­i­pated in the con­spir­acy to ar­rest him. If al-Muallem tries to tell the truth, he should ad­mit the ex­is­tence of Kurds in Syria.”

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