Iran backs Kurdish parties’ unity against al-Nusra: Salih Muslim

12.8.2013 – Kurdpress – The Islamic Republic of Iran announced his support from the unity of Syrian Kurdish parties against Islamic extremist Jabhat al-Nusra, the co-leader of Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim said about his recent visit to Iran.

Muslim told al-Hayat daily that he has met Iranian high-level officials and discussed northern Syria developments with them, including al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra “heinous attacks on Kurdish cities and villages.” Tehran officials expect all Syrian Kurdish parties, especially PYD and al-Party, to get united against al-Nusra attacks, he added, revealing that he has discussed rifts with al-Party leader Abdulhakim Bashar before leaving Tehran. Muslim underlined dialogue and negotiation can settle the two Kurdish parties’ differences. It is worth mentioning that Abdulhakim Bashar had met Tehran officials in a separate visit last week.