Saturday, June 28, 2014

Iran Criticize Barzani’s Call on Kurdish Independence

Iranian Foreign Ministry today criticized Kurdish President Massoud Barzani for calling for the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan. Marzieh Afkham, the foreign ministry spokeswoman, did not say however what Iran would do if Erbil seeks independence.

The Kurds took full control of the oil-rich Kirkuk during the current Iraqi crisis, making a future Kurdish state economically viable and independent from Baghdad.

The KRG’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with senior Iranian officials on 16 June in Tehran. The Iranian urged the Kurds to support the central government in Baghdad. On 25 June, however, the Kurdish president made the now-famous statement on Kurdish self-determination. On 26 June, Nechirvan Barzani led a senior Kurdish delegation on a visit to Turkey. The delegation, including the governor of Kirkuk, held talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“We expect to be able to export 1 million bpd by the end of next year, including crude from Kirkuk,” said Kurdish minister of natural resource Ashti Hawrami. (Reuters/ekurd, 25 June)

File photo: Kurdish flag


Anonymous said...

There is no secret what the plan for the middle east looks like. As mentioned in an earlier comment on another related thread, US, Israel and Iraqi Kurdistan are aligned on the ISIS developments together with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE. Iran is now fully aware of it and it has the evidence that the Kurds who pretended to be on Iran's side are actually and secretly letting the ISIS capture Iraqi cities, although they are not supporting ISIS directly. A disintegration of Iraq is in the interest of the Kurds towards independence:

They know the export of oil from Kurdistan to Israel is a fact:

They also know the Turks are flirting with the Kurds on an independence path in northern Iraq:

Iran is also aware of a Saudi plan to support Iran Khuzestan Arab ethnics to start turmoil inside Iran's oil rich province in order to pressure Iran even further. This plan is supported by Bahrain and UAE but not directly by Qatar:

Iran is clearly monitoring the situation and is crafting a master plan which is aligned by Russian and Chinese strategy for the region and it will soon include actions against the biggest supporters, i.e. Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan and to certain degree Israel and it will be run directly by the IRGC and the Supreme Leader and it will include orthodox support for Turkish nationalists (fighting Erdogan), Saudi Shias (fighting for more autonomy), Hizbollah conflict against Israel, Persian Gulf Arab socialists guerrilla groups (fighting monarchists and capitalists), Shias in Bahrain and Yemen. Iran will soon start the open warnings to the supporters of ISIS and if that doesn't help physical actions and supports will follow.
We will also soon see developments inside Iran in which the moderate Rohani and all his liberal supporters, if negotiations will not soon result in tangible outcomes, will be pushed aside by the powerful IRGC together with the hardliners who will seek support from nationalists and leftists (anti-US elements) outside the inner circle of government in order to execute "plan B" regarding Iran's nuclear issues. IRGC believes the popular support amongst nationalists and extreme leftists who have huge amount of support in the Iranian population for the plan "B" will outweigh any support Rohani experiences from the liberal Iranians. As such it sees the ISIS situation as an "opportunity" rather than "threat" for executing on its extreme plans both inside but also outside Iran.

Anonymous said...

it would only be fitting to see outside support for the minorities in Iran being oppressed by the theocratic regime.

Iran practices subversion against its neighbors and deserves to have to taste it at home.