Q&A: Falah Mustafa Bakir, KRG Foreign Relations Minister
Kurdistan's top diplomat spells out what the U.S. and other allies must offer for KRG leaders to consider postponing their impending independence referendum.
Falah Bakir Mustafa, Head of the Kurdistan region's Department of Foreign Relations. (Photo credit: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
NEW YORK - Even as Iraqi Kurdish leaders press forward toward their Sept. 25 independence referendum - holding large rallies and stirring nationalism among their citizens - they are leaving a door open for postponement.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has so far rejected a proposal by the U.S., UK and UN to broker negotiations between Erbil and Baghdad, citing a long history of hollow promises and betrayal from the international community.
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