Masoud Barzani: Independence is ‘natural right’

Speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, outgoing President of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani said that “war and violence” were never a choice for the Kurds before or after the referendum, adding that he was deeply upset to see the blood of Peshmerga soldiers spilt by American weapons. “I was not surprised that the Iraqi forces attacked Kurdistan. But what surprised me greatly was the people whom America had listed as terrorists, attacked us with American weapons under the eyes of American officers and officials.”

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