Cross-Posted: “Barzani: America, Turkey will not block Kurdish independence”

US Secretary of State meets with Kurdish President

After the president of the Kurdish region in Iraq declared plans for a referendum on independence last Thursday, one of his biggest obstacles has been the response of key foreign powers.

Although the US has publicly advocated a unified Iraq, President Barzani now expects neither “active assistance or resistance” from the US or Turkey.

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