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Netanyahu calls for supporting Kurdish independence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced support for Kurdish statehood on Sunday, citing the Kurds' political stability in contrast to the sectarian break-up of Iraq.

"We should ... support he Kurdish aspiration for independence," he told a security conference in Tel Aviv. Kurds, he said, "are a fighting people that has proved its political commitment, political moderation, and deserves political independence".

 

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