October 21, 2017

Netanyahu lobbies world powers to support Iraqi Kurds’ secession bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to support the independence of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region from the rest of the Iraqi territory, as Kurdish Peshmerga forces are losing ground to Iraqi army forces in the country’s oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk.

Israeli officials, requesting anonymity, said Netanyahu raised the Kurdish plans for independence with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week, and with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Read more.


- Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks - Reuters
- Saudi, UAE secretly worked for Kurdistan secession: Report - PressTV

- Iraq army takes control of several oil fields in Kirkuk (video) - PressTV
- Kurds lose vital oil fields after Iraqi forces capture Kirkuk (video) - Al Jazeera

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