During a Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, Ahmed Khatami blamed Erbil and other capitals of being behind the wave of anti-government protests in Iran, and called the Kurdistan Region a “second Israel.”
French President Emanuel Macron has called on Baghdad to disarm the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, who are closely linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Baghdad’s international flight ban on the Kurdistan Region has had a crippling effect on the Region’s economy, health of the residents, and deliverance of humanitarian aid, the KRG stated in a new report.
In response to Tehran’s accusations, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuted on Monday his country’s involvement in the ongoing protests across Iran.
“Our main supporters are based in Iran,” said Hussein Yadanpanah, leader of the Kurdistan Freedom Party.
Ex-Pentagon official: US policy for ‘failed’ Iraqi state might include military support for Kurdistan
The US could support the Kurdistan Region if it is serious about countering Iranian influence in the region, a former Pentagon official suggested.