Arab scholar: The Kurds are entitled to build their own state
Mohammed Hasanain Haikal, an Egyptian scholar, journalist and writer states that there is a foundation for a Kurdish state and it would be very difficult to prevent it. "The Kurds are entitled to have their own independent state," maintained Haikal.
Haikal said in an interview with the Lebanese al Safeer newspaper “If we talk about division of Syria, we are talking about division of Iraq as well, which will have significant impact in the Arab Gulf.”
“Hence I don’t think this is what the U.S. wants,” added Haikal. “What they [U.S.] wants is to remove a powerful regime and create one that suits their own interests rather than Iranian interests.”
He also added that the current Iraq is a new component and the powers which created it no longer care about it and they have left it to its people.
The Arab scholar says "the kurds are the biggest problem in the region. They really try to achieve their demands in the region, and whether their demands are reasonable or not, there is a foundation for a Kurdish state on Earth and it will be difficult to avoid such a state from coming into being."
Haikal, who is above 90 years old, says if a Kurdish state is prevented, the regional powers will face sever and long resistance by the Kurds.
“In fact Kurds are entitled to have their own independent state to represent their ethnicity, language, culture and traditions, but even if Arabs allow them to establish their own state, Turkey and Iran would stand against them.”