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Kurds, Iraqi Christians Want Democracy for Themselves

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-10 04:53
Kurds of all religious backgrounds are committed to rebuilding Iraq. The post Kurds, Iraqi Christians Want Democracy for Themselves appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Barzani to Brazilian Diplomat: Coexistence Kurds' Culture

BAS News - 2017-08-08 17:22
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated on Tuesday that coexistence and pluralism is highly valued by Kurds as part of their culture. Barzani's remark came in response to praising comments by the ambassador of Brazil to Iraq Miguel Junior ...

An independent Kurdistan? / Louis A. Delvoie

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
The Kurds are often described as the world's largest ethnic group without a country of its own. The description is essentially accurate. Numbering more than 22 million, the Kurds live as minorities in four countries: Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. As such, ...

Kurdish independence remains a worthy cause

Washington Times - 2017-08-05 16:05
Whether a gamble or a calculated move, the Kurds will head to the polls on Sept. 25 to choose between independence and staying in Iraq. That a vote for statehood will win is a certainty. The Kurds see the stars aligned for the next push toward independenc ...

Iraqi Kurds: U.S. Cannot Stop Independence Vote

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-02 02:28
The following article originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report. The Kurdish regional government’s top diplomat says his people will not bow to U.S. and international pressure to put off a controversial vote on independence from Iraq that would sta ...

UNAMI to Appoint a Representative of Faliy Kurds to the Mission

BAS News - 2017-07-31 12:07
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, decided to appoint a representative of Faily Kurds to the UN in Iraq. On Sunday, a delegation from the Supreme Coordinating Board of the Faily Kurds met with ...

Kurds Not Seeking Secession; Baghdad Pushes Us Away: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2017-07-29 01:53
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani said it is not Kurds seceding from Iraq, but it is Baghdad that has pushed them away to find a better choice than staying together. During his speech at Kurdistan Symposium in ...

US Should End One-Iraq Policy: General Garner

BAS News - 2017-07-28 17:23
ERBIL — The Sykes–Picot Agreement which has defined the current political borders in the Middle East, has ended with the Kurds this time deserving a state of their own, a US retired US army general. During a symposium happening in Washington with the att ...

US Congressman Supports Kurdistan’s Independence Bid

BAS News - 2017-07-26 11:19
Congressman Trent Franks showed support for Kurds in their fight against terror on behalf of humanity ERBIL — A US Congressman expressed support for the Kurdistan Region’s September vote on secession from Iraq. In an interview with Kurdistan 24, Trent Fr ...

Iraqi Kurds must be allowed to hold referendum: Russian FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 10:27
The autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region “must be” allowed to hold an independence referendum this year because they have the “right” to express their aspirations to break away from Iraq, declared Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with K ...

Trent Franks warns Kurds against Iranian and Turkish influence in region

Washington Times - 2017-07-25 10:57
Iranian and Turkish influence in northern Iraq could pose a threat to U.S. interests in the region and its relations with the Kurdistan Regional Government as Iraqi Kurds move forward with a controversial vote on independence in two months, a key House l ...

Trump Unlikely to Get in Kurds’ Way for Independence: US Politician

BAS News - 2017-07-23 14:52
ERBIL — The Kurds have big plans and the US President Donald Trump may not get in their way, said Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group. “In Iraq, Trump is less concerned than his predecessors about the country’s territorial integrity,” Bremmer said in ...

US Ambassador to UN appreciates ‘legitimate aspirations’ of Iraqi Kurds

Waar Media - 2017-07-19 14:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States appreciates the “legitimate aspirations” of the Kurds of Iraq, said its ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday, adding meanwhile that an independence referendum may affect the priority of fighting ISIS. “Ambassador Hale ...

US Envoy to UN Says US Respects Legitimate Aspirations of Kurds

BAS News - 2017-07-19 12:03
ERBIL — The US respects the “legitimate aspirations” of the Iraqi Kurds for independence, said the US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday in a meeting with the Special Representative of UN Secretary General to Iraq. However, the US official said an i ...

Why it is Time For Kurdistan to Divorce Iraq

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-17 20:49
For many decades Kurds have been fighting for their Freedom desperately, and that is a clear sign that Kurds in Kurdistan Region can’t share their life with Iraq anymore. Moreover, the leaders of Iraq always tried to destroy Kurds and avoided the accepta ...

Kurdistan referendum would destabilize Iraq: U.S. general

KurdPress - 2017-07-13 11:58
The top American commander in the country warned this week that a big new cloud looms over Iraq’s fragile stability if the Kurds in the country go ahead with their planned referendum on independence from Baghdad. ...

Angela Merkel to BasNews: I Support Iraqi Kurds

BAS News - 2017-07-10 17:55
ERBIL— German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated on Monday that she sides with the Iraqi Kurds at the same time that she hopes for the Kurdistan Region to stay with Iraq. Merkel made the remark as she responded in a press conference after the G20 Summit to ...

Iraqi Kurds want same right to self-determination as Quebecers: envoy

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
OTTAWA,— A senior representative for Iraq’s Kurdish region is defending her people’s plan to hold a referendum on independence, saying they simply want to exercise the same right to self-determination as Quebecers. Tensions in Iraq are mounting after the ...

What Syrian Kurds can expect after Islamic State defeat

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
MOSCOW,— Thanks to the concerted efforts of Iraqi, Syrian and Kurdish-led troops in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group IS [Daesh] is doomed. The main question now is what will happen when the dust settles following its destruction, Gevorg Mirzayan, ...

US Retired General Calls on US to Support Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-07-04 12:30
ERBIL — Ronald H. Griffith, former Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army believes that the US should support Kurdistan Region’s independence and describes Kurds as the US best ally in the region. “The Kurds of Iraq are our best and most loyal friends in the ...

After Joint Victory, Iraqi Kurds Seek Divorce From Baghdad

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-06-29 13:04
Iraqi Kurds are expected to support independence from Baghdad in a September referendum, raising new concerns about regional stability just as Islamic State is being defeated in Iraq and Syria, writes Yaroslav Trofimov. ...

US congress threatens to cut payments to Iraqi Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-06-29 12:08
The U.S. Congress is threatening to cut funding for Iraq’s vaunted Kurdish Peshmerga fighters if the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ends up splitting with Baghdad. ...

Maliki Plotting Conspiracy in Kirkuk Against Kurds: MP

BAS News - 2017-06-29 03:10
Kirkuk — Iraq’s former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is attempting to use his influence for sending the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi to Kirkuk as part of his conspiracy against Kurds, said a Kurdish lawmaker. MP Islam Husseing told BasNews on Wed ...

Barzani: Time to End Forced Inclusion of Kurds in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-28 16:48
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region president Masoud Barzani stated that Kurdistan Region exercises its right for independence through the referendum in September, asking the international community respect the "democratic decision of Kurdistan's people." In an arti ...

Kurds are a part of nation’s soul and life: Ammar al-Hakim

KurdPress - 2017-06-28 08:37
The chief of Iraqi national coalition stated that the Kurds in the country make a part of Iraq’s soul and life and reiterated on Iraq’s unity and integrity among all religions, tribes and ethnicities. ...

Kurds need to export 800,000 bpd to afford independence: Petraeus

KurdPress - 2017-06-27 08:38
Retired United States general, former CIA Director and Commander of international forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, David Petraeus said Iraq’s Kurdistan Region needs to produce and export about 800,000 barrels of oil at US$105 per barrel before it declares ...

Former CIA Chief: Kurds Need to Export 800,000 bpd to Afford Independence

BAS News - 2017-06-26 12:04
ERBIL — Former CIA Director and Commander of international forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, David Petraeus said Kurdistan Region needs to produce and export about 800,000 barrels of oil at US$105 per barrel before it declares statehood. “I think, ultimate ...

Kurds united despite Shia rivalry in Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Members of the Iraqi parliament gather to vote on Iraq's new government at the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, in this September 8, 2014 file photo. (Reuters) ...

Part I: Kurds are right about OIF!

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
US Marine Corp Assaultman Kirk Dalrymple watches as a statue of Iraq's President Saddam Hussein falls in central Baghdad April 9, 2003. (Photo: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) ...

Official Urges Iraqi Govt Respond to Threats against Kurds in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-06-24 16:32
He says Intl community should know there are still efforts to massacre Kurds in Iraq ERBIL— A Kurdish official urged the Iraqi government to officially voice its position with regards to the Iraqi representatives who warn Kurds in Baghdad that they will ...

Barzani to EU leaders: Do not oppose natural rights of Kurds

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 11:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region President and a delegation of political parties met with the representatives of European Union in Iraq to discuss the process of holding the independence referendum. On Thursday, Masoud Barzani Kurdistan Region President ...

Kurds do not need a state: PKK leader

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 10:11
A top military commander of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) stated on Tuesday that Kurds do not need a stated and alleged a September referendum on the Kurdistan Region’s secession from Iraq was for “propaganda purposes.” ...

Iraq’s Kurds Say “No Turning Back” on Independence Vote

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-14 22:32
The following article was originally published in Reuters. Iraq’s Kurds said on Friday a referendum on independence will go ahead despite warnings internationally that a vote in favor of secession could trigger conflict with Baghdad at a time when the fi ...

Allawi heads Iraqi delegation to Erbil about Kurdistan referendum plan

Waar Media - 2017-06-11 14:33
WAAR-DUHOK: President of the Iraqi National Coalition Ayad Allawi is warning Kurds “not to ponder separation” from Iraq and for this purpose he is going to visit Erbil to discuss an independence referendum the Kurdish government said it would hold on Sep ...

Israeli MK Supports Kurdistan Region Independence

BAS News - 2017-06-10 11:39
ERBIL — Amid efforts of the Kurds in Iraq for holding a referendum on independence, voices in Israel support the move and see potential allies, The Jerusalem Post reported on June 9. Ksenia Svetlova, a member of Knesset for the Zionist Union, called upon ...

Kurdish official says "no turning back" on independence vote

KurdPress - 2017-06-10 07:36
Iraq's Kurds said on Friday a referendum on independence will go ahead despite warnings internationally that a vote in favor of secession could trigger conflict with Baghdad at a time when the fight against Islamic State is not yet won. ...

France Supports Right of Kurds for Wishing Independence: Diplomat

BAS News - 2017-06-09 21:39
ERBIL — Former French Consul General in Erbil, Tissot Frédéric, said on Friday that his country supports the right of Kurds for wishing an independent Kurdistan. “Basically Kurds [in] Iraq have the right to express their wish for independence. At least t ...

Kurds Finally Set Date for Independence Referendum

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-09 06:26
The following article was originally published in Foreign Policy. Iraqi Kurds have finally set a date for their long-discussed referendum on independence from the rest of Iraq, with the Kurdistan Regional Government calling for a vote on Sept. 25. The de ...

Iraqi Kurds plan independence referendum on Sept. 25

Roji Kurd - 2017-06-09 00:11
Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday announced it would hold a referendum on independence, in a move the central government in Baghdad is likely to oppose strongly. “I am pleased to announce that the date for the independence referendum has been ...
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