US says concerned PYD may declare independent state in Syria

US State Department Spokesperson Psaki said the declaration of an independent Kurdish region in Syria would be “highly provocative, as it will certainly exacerbate tensions between Arabs and Kurds”

US says concerned PYD may declare independent state in Syria

World Bulletin/News Desk

US State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki referred to the developments in north of Syria and said, "We are concerned by press reports indicating that the Kurdish Democratic Union (PYD) might declare an independent Kurdish region in Syria; such a declaration is highly provocative, as it will certainly exacerbate tensions between Arabs and Kurds."

Upon a question at a daily press meeting, Psaki stressed that they were continuing to file reports that Syrian Kurds were fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Raqqah province.

"We've been very clear about our concerns over the regional instability caused by the crisis in Syria and the propensity for spill over violence," emphasized Psaki and said, "We're obviously watching events on the ground all across Syria very closely."

Psaki noted, "We're very concerned about the spill over violence, as we've talked about as it relates to a number of countries in the region, I guess I should say. We're also very concerned by press reports indicating that the Kurdish Democratic Union might declare an independent Kurdish region in Syria; such a declaration is highly provocative, as it will certainly exacerbate tensions between Arabs and Kurds."

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