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US attempts to resettle Kurds in Arab areas might trigger breakup of Syria, Lavrov says

US attempts to resettle Kurds in Arab areas might trigger breakup of Syria, Lavrov says

The attempts taken by the US to resettle Kurds in the regions historically inhabited by Arab tribes might cause Syria’s breakup, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.

“The Syrian Kurds should enjoy their rights as a nation that has a lengthy history and that has lived in Syria over many centuries,” Lavrov said. “It is necessary that those areas inhabited by the Kurds should remain their national heritage.” 

The US attempts to resettle Kurds in the areas where Arab tribes have always lived is “a direct way to separatism and the breakup of Syria,” TASS quoted the minister as saying.

Lavrov said that the situation on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River is a cause for concern because foreign troops and special ops forces are stationed there, occupying that part of Syria.