Kurds no longer seeking independence: Joe Biden
The U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has stated that Iraqi Kurds have come to the conclusion that the decision to leave Baghdad and have an independent state has not been a good choice. Addressing a gathering in U.S. National Defense University on Iraq’s developments, Biden stated there was a big and deep rift between Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis that was a serious hurdle on Iraq’s unity against the Islamic State (IS).
He went on to say that the IS was seeking to divide Iraq but Iraqi different lines and groups were united instead. Biden added that Iraqi Kurds have understood that the choice to seek division from Iraq was wrong and they did not want a terroristic state on their borders, adding that he has discussed the issue with Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani times and again.
U.S. vice president further said the U.S. is seeking the same goal the Iraqi’s are longing for and that is a united, federal and democratic Iraq where power has been shared among all societies in the state.