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    August 14, 2017

    Netanyahu Pledges Support for the Independent "Iraqi Kurdistan"

    August 14th, 2017 - Fort Russ News -
    - Al Mayadeen - - translated by Samer Hussein -
                                          
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the US Congress that his administration fully supports the independence of the so-called “Iraqi Kurdistan” and its separation from Iraq, according to Jerusalem Post.

    During a meeting with the 33-member congressional delegation last week, Netanyahu pointed out that he fully supports the establishment of an “independent Kurdish state” in north of Iraq.

    The newspaper also said that Netanyahu does not often address the Kurdish issue, namely due to being “politically sensitive”, especially because of the more reserved traditional American position, and certainly that of a Trump administration, which prefers seeing Iraq as a united and undivided state, in addition to the Kurdish issue being a red line for Turkey, a fellow NATO ally who is gravely concerned that such developments in Iraq might impact the Kurdish-majority areas in Turkey that have already experienced attempts of separatism.

    A few days ago, Hassan Kazemi Qumi, the former Iranian ambassador to Iraq, pointed out that Israel plays the Kurdistan card with the purpose of trying to divide and destabilize the region.



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