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Israel’s Netanyahu: Statehood “Legitimate” Right of Kurds

Israel’s Netanyahu: Statehood “Legitimate” Right of Kurds

BAS News - 2017-09-13 02:07
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has showing his country’s support to a future independent state of Kurdistan. In an official statement on Tuesday, Netanyahu said that Israel supports the establishment of an independent state for Kurds i ...
Israel’s Netanyahu: Statehood “Legitimate” Right of Kurds - BAS News

Netanyahu Denies Israel's Role in Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-10-01 15:30
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected on Sunday the claims by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had said that Mossad was involved in Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum held last Monday. "Israel played no part in ...

Are Kurds more like Jews or Palestinians? It depends on whom you ask.

Washington Post - 2017-09-25 23:20
Today, Iraqi Kurds are going to the polls to decide whether to seek independence from Iraq. So far, only one world leader has publicly backed the cause: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. There are concrete geopolitical reasons for Israel to supp ...

US concerned over Turkey’s S-400 purchase from Russia

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 18:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Pentagon spokesman Johnny Michael said on Tuesday that the US has relayed its concerns to Turkish officials over the purchase of an S-400 air defense system from Russia. In a written statement to CNBC on Tuesday, Michael said that a NATO inte ...

Israeli PM repeats his country’s support for independent Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his country’s support for the establishment of a state for the people of Kurdistan on Tuesday, making him the first head of state to support a “legitimate” process for Kurdistan’s independen ...

Yezidi Leader: We Put Our Heart and Soul into Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-12 14:10
ERBIL — The son of the Yezidi community leader emphasized that independence is a legitimate right of Kurdistan and reaffirmed their strong support for establishing a sovereign state of Kurdistan. Ismat Tahsin Bag, son of Mir Tahsin Bag, the grand authori ...

Barzani to UN: Holding Referendum “Legitimate Right”

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made it clear that the people in the region have the right to hold a referendum and determine their future as it is legitimate and natural. The vote will be held on time as the decision has been made ...

Barzani Thanks People of Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-10 13:14
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani thanked the people of Sulaymaniyah for once again proving the spirit of resilience and sacrifice for the legitimate right of Kurds. “The true position of the honourable people of Sulaymaniyah shined out y ...

Russia Emphasizes the Involvement of Kurds in Intra-Syria Talks

BAS News - 2017-09-08 15:33
ERBIL — Russian President's special envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, has reaffirmed the importance the presence of Syrian Kurds in the talks on peace settlement in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Bogdanov met ...

Abadi: Kirkuk's Decision to Participate in Kurdistan Referendum "Wrong"

BAS News - 2017-08-29 20:19
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stated on Tuesday that Kirkuk Provincial Council's vote to run Kurdistan Region's Independence referendum in the province is "wrong." Abadi made the comment in his weekly address, shortly after Kirkuk council r ...