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PressTV: Israel played role in Iraq’s Kurdish referendum: Turkish president

  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a meeting in Istanbul on September 25, 2017. (Photo by the Turkish Presidential Press Service) Turkish President Recep...

NEO: A Scorching Hot Cold War

Jim W. Dean - I chose this title and the subject matter to get onto the table that it might be time to take a new look at our using the term "New Cold War", because it is anything but that.

Kurdistan Referendum: ‘Divide and Rule Policy’ against the Islamic Countries

By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today Controversial referendum which was held on September 25, 2017 for an independent Kurdistan, with approximately 93 percent in favour...

Iranian officials: Kurdistan referendum is Israeli plot

On Tuesday, a number of top ranking Iranian political and military figures voiced strong opposition to the independence referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, calling it an Israeli plot and warned about its consequences.

Kurdistan: President Barzani claims victory in independence referendum

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – President Masoud Barzani has claimed the victory for ‘yes’ vote in the independence referendum as he delivered a televised speech to the nation. He called on Baghdad and neighboring countries to respect the will of millions of people who voted yes on Monday.

Iraqi parliament votes military action against Kurdish referendum

Jim W. Dean - Iraq needs a civil war now like it needs a hole in the head. But the Balkanization of the country would be worse; so its decision, though an unpleasant one, will be simple...better and less costly to fight now than later.

Iraqi PM slams Kurdish referendum as ‘unconstitutional’

Jim W. Dean - Iraq could find itself between a rock and a hard place on this Kurdish referendum provocation. If it is not a real call for secession, then the goal may be as a show of political force to renegotiate keeping a bigger share of their oil revenues.

Iran warns Iraq’s Kirkuk decision to back Kurdish referendum provocative

Jim W. Dean - The Kurds are playing with fire with their resolution ploy. The deck is stacked against them as they cannot export their oil through countries around them that deem them a threat.

Referendum Puts Iraqi Kurdistan Region Stability at Risk

Iraqi Kurdistan region suffers deep social, political and economic problems and holding the referendum for independence now can provoke instability in the region.

Major Cities Voting No on Turkish Referendum

As results are coming in on the Turkish Referendum that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extended constitutional powers, the major cities in Turkey are...