A prominent Kurdish official has said that the Self-Administration will work towards a deal with the Bashar al-Assad regime, regardless of the American withdrawal, which was announced by President Donald Trump last month.
The Self-Administration adviser, Badran Jia Kurd, told Reuters that the Self-Administration had presented a road map for a deal with Assad in meetings recently held in Russia and was awaiting Moscow’s response.
Kurd added, “The issue of our dialogue is not at all related to the American decision to withdraw. This dialogue will continue and we will exert all our efforts in this direction … The final decision is [to reach an] agreement with Damascus, we will work in this direction regardless of the cost, even if the Americans object.”
The official said that, “The ball is in the court of Russia and Damascus,” adding that the Self-Administration had offered the regime and Russia a roadmap including protecting the border with Turkey and finding a way to integrate the ruling entities in northern Syria in the constitution, and guaranteeing a fair distribution of resources in the country’s north and east, according to the agency.
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