Iraq continues to approach the Kurdish question with far more grace than that which Spain has approached the Catalan issue.
Iraq has consistently expressed its disapprobation in respect of the unilateral secession referendum in Kurdish regions of the country, which took place on the 25th of September.
Today, after a delegation of officials from Baghdad visited the Kurdish regional capital of Erbil, both sides have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to de-escalate tensions. Iraq has consistently expressed its disapprobation in respect of the unilateral secession referendum in Kurdish regions of the country, which took place on the 25th of September.
Today, after a delegation of officials from Baghdad visited the Kurdish regional capital of Erbil, both sides have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to de-escalate tensions.
Baghdad has confirmed that it has lifted internal sanctions against autonomous Kurdish regions. It is also expected that Baghdad and Erbil will now reach an agreement on air traffic which Baghdad in cooperation with Iran and Turkey suspended over northern Iraq, shortly after the referendum vote.
This appears to be a first step in normalizing the situation in Iraq, ever since the unilateral referendum caused Baghdad as well as Iraq’s neighbors, Iran & Turkey to threaten Kurdish regions of Iraq with a total embargo. Today’s agreement is proof positive that Iraq has approached the Kurdish issue with far more maturity, tact and pragmatism vis-a-vis the Spanish approach to the Catalan independence movement.
The move comes as Iraq has made it clear that it will not tolerate secession, but will instead work to reach an agreement with Kurdish secessionists with the aim of preserving the status quo, wherein Kurds in norther Iraq had substantial autonomy within the framework of the Iraqi state.
Iraq has made it clear that they see Kurdish secessionists as a threat to the territorial unity of embattled states of the region and also a treat to regional security, not least because of Israel’s deep and dangerous connections with Kurdish nationalist movements. Iraq and Middle East show more dignity over Kurds than Spain and EU show over Catalans
Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran have also spoken plainly of their legitimate fears that a Kurdish state would openly discriminate against Arabs and Turkomen in their borders, a fear which is based on present worrying trends of non-Kurds being systematically disenfranchised in Kurdish regions of both Iraq and Syria!
Israel is keen on carving out Kurdish statelets from Iraq and Syria in particular, in order to better realize the Yinon Plan to create a so-called Greater Israel at the expense of other states. Independence through terrorism is a Zionist tool for making blood money! Something similar is happening in the west Balkans where Albanian terrorists are fomenting a campaign of ethno-nationalism.
In using minority populations in Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece, in order to make moves towards a so-called Greater Albania, the Albanian NATO state is exploiting minority populations in the service and for the benefit of the USA, just as sure as Israel is exploiting the Kurds in order to destroy Arab unity and weaken the position of Iran and Turkey in the Middle East.
Against this background, it is clear to see why Kurdish secessionists is a threat to four nations and several ethnic groups, while Catalan independence is not a direct security threat to anyone. The leader of the Lebanese party Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has condemned Kurdish secessionists while calling Kurds “brothers” in a well-reasoned statement arguing for total equality within the framework of Arab states remaining united against Israeli and western imperialist aggression.
Arabs, Iranians and Turkey have genuine fears of a Kurdish state that could act as an Israeli puppet and a home for terrorists, yet they are still trying to convince the Kurds of Iraq to go back to a situation of generous autonomy in northern Iraq.
Arab, Iranian and Turkish leaders are attempting to firmly, but transparently put a lid on a genuine threat to their region, Spanish and European leaders have turned what may have only ever amounted to an isolated localized problem.
The Duran.com / AA-Magnum Analyst News 2017.