MESOP : THE DECISIVE MOMENT IN KURDISH HISTORY – It’s time for Kurdistan to declare independence: Falah Mustafa

16-7-2014 – Kurdpress – Kurdistan Region’s Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa said it is the time for the Iraqi Kurdish region to separate from Iraq and establish an independent state.

Speaking to the BBC, Mustafa called on Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down as “Iraq needs a new government and leadership.”

The northern city of Mosul was taken by Islamist militants (ISIS) in an attack that took the Iraqi army and leadership by surprise. Iraq’s new parliament elected yesterday Salim al-Jabouri as new parliament speaker.Kurdish MPs withdrew from Iraq’s central government last week after Maliki accused the Kurds of harboring extremists.