Political researcher: Tel Koçer crossing must open in the light of economic pressures

A member of Intellectuals Union in al-Raqqa city Abdul al-Rahman al-Issa has stressed that the great countries are still using the crossing to achieve their interests in the light of the continued closure of Tel Koçer" al-Yarubiyah" crossing, demanding from the autonomous administration to communicate effectively with the international community to establish real mechanisms that clarify the promised exception from the application of Caesar’s law.

Disputes between major powers continue to compete to close or open the crossings in a manner commensurate with their interests on the Syrian territories, as Russia and China still use their veto power against any Security Council resolution trying to open closed crossings.

In this regard, Hawar news agency ANHA held inclusive meeting with the political researcher and member of the Union of Intellectuals of al-Raqqa Abd al-Rahman al-Issa, who talked about the beginnings of the closure of the Tel Koçer" al-Yarubiyah" crossing, saying: "After the armed factions took control in 2013 of crossing linking the Iraqi provinces of Nineveh and the Syrian al-Hasakah, the crossing was completely  closed and this closure continued even after the crossing was liberated by the People's Protection Units YPG at the end of the year 2013. "

Al-Issa noted that: "The active countries in the Syrian crisis and from its inception use the relief and medical crossings and aid as pressure cards, and these matters were politicized to achieve the interests of great countries at the expense of draining the capabilities of the Syrian people and the infrastructure and economic structures of Syria."

Al-Issa emphasized that: "Opening the Tel Koçer" al-Yarubiyah" crossing" today "has become a necessity in light of the economic pressures that are being exerted against the Syrian government, including the Caesar Law, where the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria has received promises to exempt from the sanctions that we have not seen any implementation on the ground."

Al-Issa asked: "Where are the partners whose duty today is to stand beside the peoples of northern and eastern Syria who sacrificed so much? It is shameful today that the victim of the economic blockade will fall after all the sacrifices and martyrs offered by these regions."

Al-Issa also demanded: "AA should communicate more with the actors in the Syrian file to put in place real mechanisms that clarify the promised exception from the application of the Caesar Law that the US Congress enacted to pressure the Syrian government, but the real loser is the Syrian people, if the exception is not applied."



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