PKK in Sinjar Aiming to Block Kurdish Independence: Syrian Kurdish Leader –  PKK also helps secure the Iranian Shi’ite Crescent, a crossing from Iran to Lebanon through Syria

Basnews English –  12/03/2017 – 16:19 – ERBIL — A Syrian Kurdish leader stated that the presence of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar is aimed at disrupting the Kurdistan Region independence, as well as securing the Iranian Shi’ite Crescent, a crossing from Iran to Syria through Kurdistan Region. Shaheen Ahmed, a leader from the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), told BasNews “the PKK is Iran’s proxy for the implementation of the Shi’ite Crescent project in parts of Iraqi Kurdistan, and the entire Syrian Kurdish territory.”

Ahmed stressed that Iran’s goal is to establish a border crossing between Tehran and Lebanon, using the Shi’ite parties in Iraq and the PKK in Sinjar and Syrian Kurdistan with the help of the Syrian regime through the Syrian territory all the way to Lebanon.

75% of Qamishlo population is now from the Arab component under the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), he said, noting that “Afrin is undergoing a similar situation as the majority of the people of Kobani have not returned to their homes.” Everything that is happening on the ground in Syrian Kurdistan is serving Iran’s agenda in the region, he argued.

He further stated “PKK’s presence is aimed at blocking any effort in the Kurdistan Region for the referendum and the declaration of the Kurdish State, and to prevent the application of Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution pertained to the disputed Kurdish areas.