Today, the Department of Foreign Relations in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria issued a statement about the Damascus government's allegations against the Autonomous Administration and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), accusing them of being dependent on foreign parties.
The text of the statement read:
"In a letter addressed from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in the Syrian government to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the UN Security Council regarding the air attack on the city of Deir ez-Zor and Albu Kamal region, the Syrian regime continues with its traditional policies of exporting its internal crises and directing public attention and opinion towards unfounded matters.
The regime's insistence on using its traditional rhetoric and talking about hypothetical conspiracies is a clear evasion of duties and addressing the causes, of which it is itself a large part, as is the case in Syria and continues to persist, and the regime clings to its rhetoric and stances ignoring the Syrian reality.
The crisis created by the regime’s apparatus in Qamishlo last week, and the recent handling by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its false accusations of the Autonomous Administration and the Syrian Democratic Forces, and linking them to a series of matters and developments that take place in our regions, is an evasion of responsibilities and daydreams, such as talking about the Autonomous Administration and the SDF as a hostage to the American decision or a tool for it.
While we affirm the independence of our will and our political and military decision, we note the need for the regime to free itself from its policies that have brought Syria nothing but the status quo, as well as not to create uncertainty about its positions and escalations in Ain Issa and its cooperation with the Turkish occupation to hand more Syrian lands to it in order to occupy it.
We also affirm in the Department of Foreign Relations of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria that this language and these policies impede the solution and dialogue and deepen the crisis in Syria, and rather for the Syrian regime to abandon such rhetoric and revolve around empty circles, and to carry out its clear and serious responsibilities, and to assume complete negligence about what is going on in Syria because of it.
We are committed to working within the goals and principles that we believed in, and our pursuit is for a democratic, pluralistic and decentralized Syria, and we reject all forms of dependency and surrender to any external force, and we are proud of our Syrian national role, our affiliation and the goals that we seek in our Syrian country. "