"The spread of the new Corona virus (Covid-19) created an economic and health crisis in the world; the conflict also deepened more and more among the conflicting sides despite the fact that the international calls made due to this crisis, and called for the rejection of violence and conflict; we support those efforts even now, we still believe that war and conflict can neither serve the people nor their future.
The Syrian crisis, which persists for nine years, still lacks the prospect of a solution and political accommodation, and this has brought with it serious repercussions, which in turn the Syrian regime was primarily responsible for, as it maintained the logic of violence and renounced the Syrian dialogue and consensus, these repercussions that cast a shadow on all aspects, including economic ones through the sanctions America imposed on Syria in order to force the regime to submit to pressure to accept the political process in Syria.
These sanctions imposed on Damascus, and the approaching effect of Caesar’s law in particular, will undoubtedly have an impact on all the Syrian regions, including the Autonomous Administration areas, which are part of Syria, since the dealings with the Syrian interior exist and are affected by these sanctions in all sectors; this in itself creates negative repercussions for our regions and creates major problems, especially as our regions turn into an important point in order to fight terrorism and ISIS.
By imposing sanctions and affecting our regions, this will directly affect anti-terrorism efforts.
In the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria, we turn to the international community, as well as international institutions and the international alliance, to review the prevention of the impact of anti-terrorist areas on these sanctions; because with sanctions, there will be serious and real opportunities to reposition ISIS, and its danger will return to all of Syria, the region, and the world. So there must be measures to prevent our areas from being affected to prevent a distraction from efforts to combat ISIS.
Likewise, as the Autonomous Administration, we will do our part to mitigate the impact of these sanctions and the repercussions of Caesar’s law on our regions, and we try to ward off its risks and negative consequences with the fullest potential. Likewise, there will be a follow-up of the situation across our institutions to prevent the exploitation of this crisis by anyone and prevent the development of monopoly cases against our people, especially with regard to the main articles ; the administration will not tolerate the most severe penalties against anyone seeking to deepen the economic crisis; we also turn to our people for the necessity of cooperating with the Autonomous Administration and being aware of the impact imposed on Syria and our regions, since these effects are outside the control circle; development and self-support must be present so that our people benefit from the composition and wealth of our agricultural areas through self-support economically, and development projects that meet the essential and basic needs that can be met through self-support; we also count on the awareness and ability of our people to prevent some people from trading in this crisis and targeting aspects unrelated to this crisis through personalities and institutions practicing private media warfare."