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Kurds need a unified voice to gain world support, says former Trump advisor

By Namo Abdulla 3/7/2017
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WASHINGTON DC – Holding a referendum on independence is a legitimate right, valid under international law. What the Kurds need to do if they want to succeed in this vote, is have a unified voice telling the world what they want in a democratic, peaceful manner, argues Walid Phares, former Middle East advisor for US President Donald Trump.

He also said that US lawmakers are waiting to see what tack the administration of Donald Trump will take on this issue before straying from the status quo.

Comments

 
Tom Harb | 3/7/2017
Excellent interview with Professor Walid Phares about Trump foreign policy, crises in the region and the self determination referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan. Thank you for posting Tom Harb
FAUthman | 3/7/2017
We are close to three months away from Sept 25, plenty of time for the parliament in Erbil to convene, speak in one voice, and pass a resolution in favor of the referendum and independence. Negotiations with Baghdad can result in an amicable separation from Iraq. All sorts of treaties could be signed by an independent Kurdistan with Baghdad on water, oil, airspace control and dual citizenship and others.
OTT | 3/7/2017
What everyone is saying and everyone knows except for the corrupt thieves who think their positions in the government is their birth right
free kurdistan | 4/7/2017
wow what an amazing gentleman and interview. phares logic and reasoning reminds alot to dr salmay khalilzai thank you namo and rudaw.
commie bastid | 6/7/2017
this is straight talk...no historical romantic mambo jambo. great interview.

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