Former US envoy, French minister push for KRG referendum

Former US envoy, French minister push for KRG referendum

The masterminds behind a so-called “independence Kurdistan” project that will divide Iraq and cause conflict in the region held a meeting in Kirkuk

News Service Yeni Şafak

The architects of a so-called Kurdistan dependent on Israel met a few days before the referendum in Kirkuk. Top officials attended the meeting held in the house of Hoshyar Zebari, a senior advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani; U.S. author and former envoy Peter Galbraith; French envoy Bernard Kouchner and Iraq’s notorious traitor, former ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.

The “secret meeting,” attended by Americans and Europeans alike, was held in Kirkuk only days before the non-binding independence referendum slated for Sept. 25, which is the final step toward a pirate Israel and U.S.-backed Kurdish state.


The delegation included the masterminds of so-called “autonomous Kurdistan” project who gathered at the house of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) Hoshyar Zebari, who was dismissed from his office in the Federal government of Iraq’s Finance Ministry on charges of corruption in September, 2017.

KRG Spokesperson Sefin Dizayi, KDP Politburo secretary Fazil Mirani, former KRG Deputy Minister Rowsch Nuri Shaways; Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff of KRG President, and former Kirkuk Governor Najmiddin Karim also attended the meeting.


The western participants of the Kirkuk meeting are hardline supporters of a “divided Iraq,” a “divided geography” and the “terror corridor” opening to the Mediterranean. Former U.S. “diplomat” Peter Galbraith is the one who prepared the “140th Article,” the first step to divide Iraq. Galbraith is also one of those who took office in establishing an autonomous region in northern Iraq and creating the issue of disputed territories in the country. The fait accompli map that emerged with the 2005 Iraqi Constitution includes the entire area that Barzani is trying to separate from Iraq with his referendum and autonomous state plans.


Peter Galbraith, one of the biggest supporters of the KRG’s project, said a pirate state to be declared in Iraq should be supported. Stating that KRG is a “strategic U.S. ally,” Galbraith noted, “The final destination is clear – it is independence.” He said it was similiar to the Brexit vote to leave the EU, claiming that it will start with a vote followed by negotiations. “At the end, it’s Brexit,” he stated.

Former U.S. ambassador also attends Kirkuk meeting

Among those who attended the meeting in Kirkuk is Zalmay Khalilzad, who played an important role in the U.S. occupation of Iraq in 2003. The United States’ former ambassador to Iraq, Khalilzad is still one of the shareholders of the Halliburton Oil Company that operates in the country. He is married to Cherly Benard, a Denmark citizen and Jewish-origin Zionist. Khalilzad is also known for his anti-Palestine studies during his office as a U.N. ambassador.

Another guest of the meeting was former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner. He urged voters by saying, “This freedom for you and your families.” Kouchner earlier visited the terror camps of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization in Raqqa.


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