Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

through Bagh­dad - some­thing Wash­ing­ton has re­sisted in pur­suit of a strategy to pre­vent Iraq frag­ment­ing.

Trump gave the Kurds hope that this might change when, dur­ing the cam­paign, he praised their fight­ers’ skill and loy­alty and called for them to be armed. “I’m a big fan of the Kur­dish forces,” he said in July. Trump’s po­si­tion on full Kur­dish in­de­pen­dence is un­clear and his of­fice did not re­spond to a request for com­ment. But many

Trump Fish, lo­cated be­tween an ap­pli­ance shop and a laun­dro­mat, has not yet turned a profit, ac­cord­ing to Zaw­ity, who runs the eatery with his three broth­ers. The din­ing room was empty when Reuters vis­ited at lunchtime, save a few cus­tomers who had or­dered take­away. The restau­rant of­fers just one dish: mas­gouf, a grilled fish farmed in lo­cal rivers and sea­soned with olive oil, pep­per, le­mon and spices. It is con­sid­ered Iraq’s na­tional dish.

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