18 articles tagged "Masoud Barzani"
Iraq’s Kurds Run to Moscow after Iran Warns of Kirkuk’s Loss for Their Referendum
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2017

Barzani propositions Putin for help when Tehran cautions Kurds against independence referendum.

Kurds Menaced by Turkey, Wooed by Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Iran’s Gen. Soleimani acts to block Iraqi Kurdish independence.

Contrarian Shiites and Kurds Bedevil US Mosul Offensive Commanders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

The US has no levers for imposing its will on wayward Kurdish and Shiite militias.

Fears of Mosul Offensive Breaking up into Regional Proxy Wars
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

The main beneficiaries of the coalition meltdown over Mosul will be ISIS and Iran.

Mosul Operation Brought Forward to October at Obama’s Insistence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

Barack Obama orders US army chiefs to bring forward the operation to free Mosul from ISIS.

Obama Pins His Legacy on Vanquishing ISIS at Raqqa and Mosul
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 15, 2016

He pins his legacy on rooting ISIS out of Raqqa and Mosul before exiting the White House.

Erdogan tells US: Stop backing the Kurds
DEBKAfile Special Report August 30, 2016

US-Turkish discord over the Turkish army’s onslaught on the Kurds of northern Syria reached a new low Wednesday, Aug. 30, when the presidential palace spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in Ankara: “The US must revise its policy of supporting Kurdish forces.”

Under Turkish Guns and a US Sellout, Kurds Turn to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

Iraqi Kurds’ Barzani is due to visit Tehran in coming days to ask for protection.

Russia and Turkey Act in Unison to Pre-empt Kurdish States in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

Erdogan finds a strong ally to help him finally crush Kurdish statehood hopes.

Obama Acts to Curb Kurds’ Slippage into Secession and Russia’s Ken
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2016

The first signs of discord in the Obama-Putin joint strategy for Syria occur over the Kurdish question. The US is against Kurdish secession under the Russian wing or breakup of Syrian integrity.

Iraqi Kurds Shop for New Patrons to Fight ISIS after White House Shut Its Door
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2015

The Kurds, believing that Obama doesn’t see what’s going on in the region, have despaired of US support on their existential fight against ISIS in Iraq, and may turn to Iran or Turkey for support.

Hurdles Beset Run-up to US-led Spring Offensive to Recover Mosul
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2015

The US can’t get its Mosul spring offensive against ISIS off the ground because Iraqi troops are not ready and the Kurds and Arab coalition members are holding back for taking part.

Barack Obama, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Obama’s Strategic Partnership with Iran in Iraq Doesn’t Stop IS. US Abandons Kurds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 14, 2014

Obama’s plan to use Iran to push IS out of Iraq is hitting a rough patch as the Islamists are undeterred and continue their onslaught in Kurdistan, which the US has all but abandoned.

The Peshmerga Falls Back Against a Multiple Al Qaeda Onslaught. Obama Mulls US Air Support
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 8, 2014

Kurdistan’s winning streak has hit a stumbling block as IS exploits its vulnerabilities and begins three battles with the Peshmerga.

Masoud Barzani
Kurdistan Is Programmed for Full Independence, Encouraged by US, Turkey and Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 4, 2014

Kurdish President Masoud Barzani announces a referendum on independence, edged on by US, Israel and Turkey.

Baluchi, Khuzestani Unrest at Iran’s Back Door and the Kurdish reach for the Mediterranean
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2014

Tehran is more worried about the Kurdish reach to the Mediterranean which is sweeping up the movement in Syria, Iraq and Iran that its nuclear dispute with the world powers.

A Pro-US Kurdish State Rises in Northern Syria - Between Irbil and Aleppo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2012

The US has quietly crafted a new Kurdish state in northern Syria. It is linked to the self-governing Kurdish republic of Iraq and defers to its rulers. Turkey and Iraq feel betrayed by Barack Obama, fearing their own Kurdish minorities like Iran’s Kurds will be swallowed up by the long dreamed-of expanding Kurdish entity.

Barack Obama
Barzani's Sense of US Betrayal Gives Obama a Credibility Problem in the Gulf
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2012

Kurdistan's regional president Masoud Barzani claims America has betrayed the Kurds and left them at the prey of Iraq's Shiite prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, who has already cut off oil revenues due to the Kurdish republic under a sealed and signed accord.

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