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Netanyahu calls for supporting Kurdish independence

Source: Reuters - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:01 GMT
Author: Reuters
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JERUSALEM, June 29 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced support for Kurdish statehood on Sunday, citing the Kurds' political stability in contrast to the sectarian break-up of Iraq.

"We should ... support he Kurdish aspiration for independence," he told a security conference in Tel Aviv. Kurds, he said, "are a fighting people that has proved its political commitment, political moderation, and deserves political independence".

(Writing by Dan Williams; editing by Ralph Boulton)

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