Ignoring Tillerson’s Call For Postponement, Iraqi Kurds Vow To Hold Independence Referendum On Sept. 25

Source:Western Journalism Date:15Aug2017

Iraq seems to be heading toward a serious conflict over the Kurdish plan to hold a referendum on the establishment of an independent Kurdish state in the north of the country. Trouble could also arise over the stubbornness of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi umbrella organization, consisting of mainly Shiite militias, which insists on participating in the upcoming battle against the Islamic State in its last Iraqi stronghold in Tal-Afar.


PS: I don’t approve the author’s description of Erdogan as dictator.