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Iraqi Kurdish government snubs Syrian Kurdish group

Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government refused to receive an official delegation of a Kurdish group that has claimed autonomy in northern Syria.
Vehicles pass a Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) checkpoint in Tell Tamer town in Hasaka, November 30, 2013. The text on the barrier reads in Arabic "YPG are everywhere, YPG don't sleep". Picture taken November 30, 2013. REUTERS/Rodi Said (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTX15ZU5

AMSTERDAM — On Feb. 3, Salih Gedo, the unofficial foreign minister of the new Kurdish administration in Syria, announced a diplomatic mission to open relations between the Kurdish administration in Syria with Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Iran and Turkey. But the KRG refused to meet the new minister and rejected the recently announced Kurdish administration in Syria.

KRG spokesman Safin Dizayee told Rudaw that the KRG wouldn’t meet any official of the Kurdish administrations in northern Syria — which were announced by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its allies — since it does not recognize them.

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