MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Syrian President Bashar Assad tasked the country’s Electricity Minister Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis to form a new government.
"This is like a chessboard: one has been removed, the second has been appointed. They are appointed just like civil servants. But they represent the one group, that's why new policy will not change very much [from the old one]," Abd Salam Ali said.
He added that Damascus would not recognize Kurdish bid for democratization and federalization regardless of the name of the country's prime minister.
Meanwhile, co-chair of PYD Saleh Muslim told Sputnik that the appointment will not bring any changes to the political situation in the country.
"The new PM could not change anything," he said.
Syrian Kurds announced the creation of the federal region in the country's north at a conference in the Hasakah province on March 17. The initiative was criticized by the Syrian government.