Arab scholar: The Kurds are en­ti­tled to build their own state

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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.”

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