Arab League rejects Kurd-led moves for federal Syria

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The Arab League on Monday rejected Kurdish-led moves for a federal system of government in Syria, charging that they would lead to the break-up of the war-torn country. League deputy secretary general Ahmed Ben Helli said the pan-Arab bloc would not recognise last week’s unilateral proclamation by the Kurds and their Arab and Assyrian Christian allies.
“The Arab League rejects such separatist calls that harm the unity of Syria,” Ben Helli told reporters. “The unity and territorial integrity of Syria is a fundamental principle” of the
Arab League.

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