Iraqi Kurds talk Independence (again)

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Recent statements by Iraqi Kurdish leaders have again reaffirmed the goal of independence. But we’ve been here before and the obstacles remain formidable. In recent statements, Iraqi Kurdish leaders have spoken rather more plainly than before about the inevitability (if not the imminence) of Kurdish independence. In an interview at Davos on 19 January published on the Kurdistan  24 website (full text below) President Masud Barzani, the most powerful single individual in Iraqi Kurdistan, said “We have already started talks regarding Kurdistan independence with Baghdad and we can …