Iraq cannot oppose establishment of ‘independent Kurdistan’
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.3 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Iraq is not able to oppose establishment of 'independent Kurdistan' in the country's north, proclamation of which is possible according to the administration's leaders soon, Turkish political analyst Hosni Mahhali said.
"Kurds have lived in the territory of Northern Iraq, south-east Turkey, in some parts of Syria and Iran for long years. There is possibility of establishment of independent Kurdistan soon," Mr Mahhali told Trend on Friday.
The expert also believes that neighboring Arab countries at present are experiencing certain internal political crisis that's why they cannot oppose establishment of 'independent Kurdistan'.
Earlier head of the Kurdish administration in the Northern Iraq Massoud Barzani said that 'independent Kurdish state' will be established in March, 2012. Mr Barzani said at present talks with the U.S. on the establishment of a state are being carried out.
Mr Barzani said the Kurdish authorities intend to legitimize decision on independence through referendum and then appeal to the General Assembly and the Security Council of the UN for international recognition.
However the Iraqi expert Riyad Al-Gayyim said the Kurdish administration will not be able to establish an independent state, at least in the short run.
"The Kurdish administration will not manage to proclaim independence, since neither Iraq no neighboring countries will allow to establish 'independent Kurdistan"," Mr Al-Gayyim told Trend on Friday.
The expert said the Iraqi government will not allow to establish another state in the country's territory, whether Kurdish, Arab or other.
"The Kurds are also not able to establish an independent state because of other reasons as well. For example, the internal situation in the administration is not so stable to establish centralized control," Mr Al-Gayyim said.
He said the economic and military power of the administration is not so strong to establish a state.