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Iraq/Syria News - July 4, 2014

By bartolo - Posted on 03 July 2014

Predident Barzani calls for independence referendum, says Kurdish control of Kirkuk will continue - The Guardian

VIDEO: Interview: Barzani calls for a independence referendum - BBC

Interview: Barzani’s Push for Kurdish Independence: “It is Our Natural Right” - VOA | EA WorldView

VIDEO (Kurdish): Full speech of President Barzani to parliament on independence - YouTube

Iraqi Kurds say will sue Baghdad if it blocks oil sales -

Maliki Rejects Kurdish Independence Vote, Territorial Expansion - Rudaw

Iraqi Kurd Officials Lobbying for Independence in Washington - WSJ

Iraqi Kurdish officials in Washington describe 'different country' after Mosul - Al-Monitor

VIDEO: Roundtable: Members of the official delegation to US from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) address the crisis in Iraq - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House talks down Kurdish independence - TheHill

US State Dep Does Not Support Kurdish Referendum for Independence - BAS NEWS

NGOs hold 'Kurdistan' demonstration in front of KRG Parliament - CİHAN

Kirkuk’s Kurds Don’t Trust Baghdad, "going to Baghdad to take part in the next Iraqi government is a big mistake” - Rudaw

Israel, Turkey back off pro-Kurd independence stances - THE DAILY STAR

Netanyahu expresses support for Kurdish independence - Los Angeles Times

Israel and Kurdistan's Alleged Oil Deal Is Putting the U.S. on Notice - New Republic

AKP spokesman Indicates Turkey Ready to Accept Kurdish State in Iraq - Rudaw

Turkey’s Erdogan asks Parliament to approve talks with Kurds - McClatchy DC

PYD Kurdish leader Muslim: We don’t seek independence from Syria - BAS NEWS

YPG Kurdish Commander: Kurds in Syria ‘Deserve’ US Support - Rudaw


Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 soldiers to border with Iraq: al-Arabiya TV - Reuters

Experts: Iraq’s new jets likely from Iran - Al Arabiya News

In a telephone call Saudi king and Obama discuss the ISIS threat, call for Iraq unity govt - Al Arabiya News

Biden, Kerry Work the Phones to Unite Iraqi Politicians - ABC News

Obama Admin Debates Whether Assad Really Must Go - The Daily Beast

Pentagon leaders: Iraq probably needs outside help to retake seized territory - The Washington Post

Islamic State seizes oil field and towns from rival rebel fighters in Syria's east - Reuters

VIDEO: Islamic State seizes oil field from rival rebel fighters in Syria's East - YouTube

Syrian activists say powerful tribe in town near Iraq pledge allegiance to jihadi group - Fox News

VIDEO (Arabic): Syria tribes and factions in east Deir az-Zor, including Ahrar ash-Sham and Nusra, refuse to fight IS - YouTube 

Senior al-Qaeda leader calls for followers to support ISIS - Channel 4 News

Syrian rebels threaten to quit fight against ISIS - Al Arabiya News

Jarba insists Syria and Iran behind rise of ISIS - THE DAILY STAR

Indian Nurses in Iraq's Tikrit Moved, Are In ISIS Captivity - NDTV

Turkish truck drivers held by ISIS in Iraq are freed (VIDEO) - euronews

ISIS Militants Kidnap 150 Kurdish Students in Syria - NBC News

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