Daily Star Lebanon 3 Dec 2018 – Kurdish officials Monday said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s comments about the situation in eastern Syria were “suspicious” and “a cause for concern.”
Lavrov had said Sunday that the presence of U.S. forces in eastern Syria are “illegitimate” and, by supporting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, are violating what he said were international commitments to Syria’s territorial integrity.
“This is a very dangerous game, taking into account that the Kurdish issue is vital in a whole number of regional states [in Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey],” Lavrov said in an interview with Rossiya 1 TV channel.
The Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the SDF, said in a statement that the Kurdish cause is a national issue for Syria and must be resolved in accordance with international conventions.
“We reject such statements, which only contribute to stir up unrest and undermine and stability of the region.” More via www.mesop.de