ANHA June 16, 2016
NEWS DESK– the co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party Salih Muslim declared that residents of the freed areas are to decide the form of rule, noting that the Federal Project is open to all parties wishing to join. These declarations came in a prolonged interview the Iraqi New Morning Newspaper conducted today.
The interview was titled” the chairman of the Democratic Union Party: Baghdad is the sole strategic resort to Kurds” and touched upon the achievements of Kurds in Rojava Revolution, the developing diplomatic and military relations Kurds established with world powers countering terrorism, and the proposed Federal Project in Rojava-Syria.
About dealing with the freed areas in Minbic in the future Muslim added” we have a certain philosophy that motivates us; peoples can co-exist and we reject the principles of the national state which eliminates their will and led to massacres, killings, annihilations and Anfals and proved the invalidity of the national state founded since the beginning of the 20th century.
Our aim is to implement this philosophy through democratic self-administrations ruling the areas without discrimination and permitting different components govern themselves.
“We are not imposing any forms of rule, if the freed areas are willing to join the Federation, they are welcome, for instance, the Syriac language is taught at schools, and we have also received many calls from other areas to implement self-administrations experience there exceeding the common notion of ruler and subjects.
Salih Muslim called upon the Democratic Kurdistani Party to join the signed agreement between Change Movement and the National Union, emphasizing that this approach should be the beginning to unite the Kurds and hold an inclusive national Kurdish conference.
Muslim considered that proposing a referendum about setting up a Kurdish state by the Democratic Kurdistani Party is welcomed and appreciated, they however believe that the age of the national state is gone” we do not approve of setting up a national state, be it Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish since we are living in the age of the democratic nation which embraces all components in their diverse nature, culture, and characteristics, and where co-existence prevails”.