Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend A.Gasimova / "The U.S. Government should cut off all assistance to the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government and perhaps even shut down its representational office in Washington, DC, until Mahsud Barzani either agrees to force out PKK terrorists or asks for assistance to do so," an analyst in the U.S. Entrepreneurship Institute, former advisor in Pentagon Michael Rubin said.
Turkey has repeatedly highlighted possible military intrusion onto Northern Iraq to liquidate militants of separatist Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK). The Parliament of Turkey gave permission to it in mid October.
The Government of Turkey stated that it had prepared to cease military operations if the problem is solved by the Government of Iraq. However, Baghdad accepted that it is not capable to cope with the PKK fighters whose bases are mainly located in the mountains. After full series of attacks to the Turkish soldiers, the Parliament of the country made a decision to hold special operations in Northern Iraq. Large groups of Turkish Army were brought to the border, but the operations have not begun yet.
Rubin reported to Trend by telephone from Washington that the White House should support the policy which does not enable any of its allies to sponsor the terror. "Sponsoring terror does not only mean supplies or trainings, but also presenting asylum," the expert said.
The United States is ready to support Turkey in fighting against terror, the U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated. It is worth mentioning that previously the United States and Iraq were trying to persuade PKK militants. Iraq urged the extremists either to stop attacking Turkish soldiers or to leave the country, but PKK did not agree to do that.