As SouthFront has predicted earlier this week, the US-Kurdish relations are far away from the image in what the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) wants to believe.
“We are for a united Syria. We do not support an independent Kurd initiative,” Kerry told journalists Friday after a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.
Kerry emphasized that the American forces are involved in cooperation with “a component” of the Kurdish forces on a “very limited basis.”
“Kurds must remain a part of the Syrian state, part of resolving the problem, and not a factor that will be used to split Syria apart.”
The Russian foreign minister also noted that separation of “moderate forces from the Jabhat al-Nusra militants” is one of the key issues now. According to Lavrov, Russia briefed the US on a number of rebel groups that it considers terrorist.
“In fact, today our American partners for the first time gave us a list of rebel organizations who joined the cessation of hostilities after the US mediation,” Lavrov added.
Russia and the US have reportedly agreed on a number of issues aimed to push forward a peace process iun Syria. In the coming days, experts from both states will meet in Geneva to clarify the details of what has been agreed Friday.