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Former Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani has called on Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to use his country’s influence to prevent Syrian Kurds being harmed after threats by the Turkish regime to launch aggression on Syrian territory in eastern Euphrates.
Hoshyar Zebari, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), announced that Barzani, during their meeting in Erbil with Barzani, called on Moscow to use its influence to prevent Syrian Kurds from being harmed, following the US announcement of withdrawing its occupation forces from the Syrian-Turkish border and threats by the Turkish regime to launch military aggression on northern areas. Eastern Syria.
Zebari said, according to the website of Russia Today, that they expressed to the Russian Foreign Minister their concern about the current situation in the areas controlled by the Kurdish militias, and Barzani asked Lavrov to use Russia’s influence in order not to force the Syrian Kurds to flee the region because of the situation facing This region, so as not to affect the Kurdistan region of Iraq as well.
Zebari described Lavrov’s visit to Erbil as “historic,” saying that Lavrov was a minister of state and his visit was important to the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and the meeting was positive, and trends were close, and Lavrov praised the improvement in relations between Erbil and Baghdad.
A statement read out of the Lavrov and Barzani meeting noted that the Syrian situation and the latest developments in it were one of the themes of the meeting. Or changes.
The statement added: «Lavrov stressed during the meeting on the work of Russian companies in the Kurdistan region, and there is no doubt that President Barzani and the President of the Kurdistan region and the head of government support those companies».
Lavrov’s visit to Erbil, the first of its kind, where he arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad the day before yesterday, and held a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed al-Hakim there, during which he reiterated the need to eliminate the last hotspots of terrorism in Syria, and provide the appropriate atmosphere for the return Displaced Syrians.
In parallel, the Russian foreign minister met in Baghdad with the head of the opposition «Tomorrow Movement» Ahmad al-Jarba, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Observatory pointed out that the meeting dealt with the most important developments in the region, especially what is happening in the east of the Euphrates and its expected consequences, and that the two sides stressed the need for continued cooperation in order to reach a permanent Syrian political solution that saves the country and stop the waterfall that has been going on for nearly nine years.
The Observatory said that the two sides praised the importance of the formation of the Constitutional Debate Committee recently, and the hope it holds for a constitutional solution commensurate with UN resolution 2254.

Translated from Alwatan News Syria

Barzani calls on Lavrov to protect Syrian Kurds from Turkish aggression

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