The International Office of the the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), also known as Rojava, released a statement as a response to the Damascus government’s accusations that blamed the AANES and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of moving along with the external powers, Hawar News Agency reports.
AANES International Office stated, “We are striving for a multi-cultured, democratic Syria, where the power is not centralized anymore. We reject and condemn the claims that we have connections with any external power.”
Excerpts from the AANES statement are as follows:
“The Syrian regime continues to make politics in order the promote the internal crisis and distracting the public opinion with issues, which have no solid ground. This attitude was revealed when the Damascus government sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary General and the UN Security Council regarding the air strikes targeting Deir ez-Zor and Abu Kamal.
The regime tries to create a perception that it is targeted by a conspiracy in an effort to blow off all its duties and responsibilities and to postpone the solution.
Our administration confirms its independence and states that the Syrian regime should abandon its policy, which only brings further pillage of the Syria. We demand the Damascus government to reveal its attitude towards the incidents in Ain Issa as well as its cooperation with the occupying Turkish state in order to hand over the rest of the Syrian territories to Turkey.
We express that such a language and politics is an obstacle against the dialogue and solution and would only deepen the crisis in Syria.
We will continue to work for the principles we believe and the aim we have put forward. We are striving for a multi-cultured, democratic Syria, where the power is not centralized anymore. We reject and condemn the claims that we have connections with any external power. We are proud of our national role in Syria and the aims that we try to reach for Syria.”