ENKS asks for US support for Peshmerga deployment to Syrian Kurdistan

The Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) has expressed its readiness to play a role in the east Euphrates River administration.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) has called for the US’ support in deploying Syrian Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, trained by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga, to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava).

In a statement released on Tuesday, the ENKS announced that it had informed the US State Department about the role the party can play in the East Euphrates, including the deployment of the KRG-trained Rojava Peshmerga fighters.

According to the statement, an ENKS delegation headed by Kamiran Hajo recently met with the Head of the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau and the Head of the Syrian team at the State Department to discuss the situation in Syria and Rojava.

“During its meetings with US officials, the ENKS expressed its readiness to play a role in the East Euphrates River administration and the return of Rojava Peshmerga fighters to Syrian Kurdistan,” it added.

“We ask for the representation of all parties in the East Euphrates,” the statement read, noting that the delegation had also asked the US to consider ENKS’ opinion on establishing an administration in that area.

Both sides also reiterated the need for an end to the Turkish military operation on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin and finding political solutions to the conflict in Syria, the ENKS stated.

The Syrian Kurdish party emphasized on the need “to normalize the political process in Rojava, restore stability, and return the Peshmerga and refugees which will guarantee a successful administration in the East Euphrates.”

Former Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani recently met with members of the ENKS leadership council to discuss the latest developments in Rojava in general and Afrin in specific, the future of the East Euphrates River administration, and various military and political factors in the region, according to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) press office.

Editing by Karzan Sulaivany