Bernard Kouch­ner: a Kur­dish state to be formed be­tween Iraqi and Syria

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The For­mer French For­eign Min­is­ter, Bernard Kouch­ner, stated that there will be a new state cre­ated be­tween Iraq and Syria.

In an in­ter­view with the Huff­in­g­ton Post, Kouch­ner said the borders in the area be­tween Iran and Syria, where the fight­ing with the Is­lamic State is go­ing on now, are im­posed by old colo­nial­ism, by this he means the borders drawn ac­cord­ing to the Sykes– Pi­cot Agree­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to Kouch­ner, now the is­sue is left to the lo­cal peo­ple who are fight­ing the ISIS, es­pe­cially the Kurds.

“I am sure the Kurds will win over ISIS. But we and es­pe­cially the U.S. has to help Kurds to fight the ISIS,” the French politi­cian told the Huff­in­g­ton Post. “We have helped the Kurds a lot in the past and we will con­tinue to do so.”

Talk­ing about his ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing a visit to Kobane in Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan, Kouch­ner said that he wit­nessed how the Kur­dish male and fe­male fight­ers were fight­ing against ISIS with very lim­ited mil­i­tary equip­ment, “hence I be- lieve Bshar al Asad [the Syr­ian Pres­i­dent] has no fu­ture and he needs to be re­placed by some­one else.”

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