Israeli Minister: Independent Kurdistan Would Benefit Israel and the West

(Ha'aretz) Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told an international counter-terrorism conference on Monday that Israel supports Kurdish independence, "at least in the Iraqi part....Israel and countries of the West have a major interest in the establishment of the state of Kurdistan." She added, "I think that the time has come for the U.S. to support the process." U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has urged the Kurds to postpone the referendum.

2017-09-12 00:00:00

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