March 16, 2016
As Kurdish leaders in Syria are holding meetings with other local religious and ethnic groups to prepare the draft of their proposed federal system in northern Syria (Rojava), Iran joins Turkey to warn against it.
According to the Wall Street Journal, during a speech he gave at the Australian National University in Canberra, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said any change in the current Middle Eastern borders “will be the beginning – if you believe [in religious texts]- of Armageddon.”
This is against the backdrop that Secretary Kerry has recently talked about the Plan B, based on which Syria may fracture into several independent states if the ceasefire is not respected by the belligerent sides.
As Turkey and its proxies in Syria have intensified their shelling on Kurdish civilians and forces, this vehement denial of any redraw of current Middle Eastern borders by Iran has stirred concerns of another “Saadabad Pact” among Kurds.
Observers believe that Iran’s denial of Holocaust, its military support of the murderous regime of Bashar Assad, its incessant military support for Hizbollah and Hamas, its continuous threat of wiping Israel out of the Earth, its brutal suppression and daily execution of Iranian dissidents and its now-prolonged proxy war with Saudi Arabia across the entire Middle East are stronger indications of Armageddon, if there is one.