Kurd PYD Leader Denies Meeting Assad’s Uncle

Rumors circulated claiming Saleh Muslim met Rifaat Assad in Geneva during their meeting with Mikhail Bogdanov,

Leader of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) has issued a statement denying that he met with Riad Hijab, the defected Syrian Prime Minister, in response to rumors spread on regime websites.

 

More rumors have also circulated claiming Saleh Muslim met Rifaat Assad, the uncle of President  Bashar Assad in Geneva during their meeting with Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia who handles the Syrian file.

 

Muslim also denied the claim.

 

“If we’d wanted to meet Rifaat, we would have done before, but we did not meet in Geneva as Bogdanov met each of us separately. I was a representative of the Supreme Kurdish Council, not as a member of the National Coordination body for Democratic Change.”

 

Moreover he said that Rifaat Assad shouldn’t be considered a part of the Syrian opposition.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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