U.S.: No to Kurdish Independence

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Shirzad Shikhani - The U.S. has informed Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani that the U.S. and Turkey will not support any efforts on his part to announce an independent Kurdish state, a Kurdish leader told Asharq Al-Awsat. "Two weeks ago the U.S. administration informed Barzani not to rely on American and Turkish support in his quest to secede from Iraq or take steps towards the formation of an independent Kurdish state," he said. "America supports reconciliation and normalization efforts, and Kurdish participation in the political process in Iraq."

2012-11-01 00:00:00

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