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The United States stresses the need for Kurds to participate in the political process in Syria


The United States, according to the new envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, stressed the need for the participation of Kurds in the political process in Syria.

The representative of the United States of America on the Syrian issue, told a news conference, that the Kurds, and the forces of Syria’s democracy, which consists of Kurds and Arabs, are our allies in the war on the terrorist organization of Da’ash.

“Our position is that the entire Syrian people, including the people of north-east Syria, should participate in the political process in this country,” he said

Jeffrey noted that the UN envoy to Syria, Stephan de Mistura, is currently working on this issue, and we are on the one hand monitoring the situation to see what will happen in the coming months.

The mini-group on Syria, which includes Germany, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United States, France, Jordan and the United Kingdom, last Thursday called on UN envoy Stephan de Mistura to organize the first meeting of a commission to draft a constitution as soon as possible for elections.

James Jeffrey said Washington would work with countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to impose strict international sanctions if the Syrian government failed to cooperate on rewriting the constitution.

“If Damascus does that, we think we can then pursue it in the same way as we pursue Iran before 2015 with tough international sanctions,” he said, referring to sanctions imposed on Tehran over its program.

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