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Kurdish Politician: Washington Trying To Sabotage Talks Between SDF And Damascus

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Kurdish Politician: Washington Trying To Sabotage Talks Between SDF And Damascus

Rezan Hido, a Kurdish politician and a former media consult of the People’s Protection Units (YPG)

The U.S. is trying to sabotage the ongoing talks between Kurdish-forces and the Damascus government, Rezan Hido, a Kurdish politician and a former media consult of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) revealed in an interview with RIA Novosti on January 12.

According to Hido, Washington’s Special Representative for Syria, James Jeffrey, delivered several messages to the leadership of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) demanding them to slow down the negotiations with Damascus and promising to discuss the idea of establishing a no-fly zone over northeastern Syria.

The Kurdish political described Jeffery’s messages as “disturbing” and called on the Kurdish leadership to deal with them in careful manner.

Furthermore, Hido stressed that the SDF should take a decision on the talks with the Damascus government as soon as possible and regretted that some Kurdish officials are still pinning their hopes on a possible change in the U.S. decision to withdraw from Syria.

“Talks with the Syrian government are still ongoing in a positive atmosphere,” RT quoted Hido as saying.

Jeffrey made a visit to Turkey recently, where he tried to strike a deal with Ankara over northeastern Syria. However, Turkey’s plans to attack US-backed Kurdish forces and invade the region hindered his efforts.

It appears to be that the SDF’s only real option is the deal with Damascus as any U.S. solution would likely involve Turkey, which has demonstrated its agressive attitude towards Syrian Kurdish groups during its operation in Afrin in 2018.

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