ERBIL — An independent Kurdistan would contribute to the stability in the Middle East, an Israeli official said during a conference in Washington on Tuesday.
Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Major General Yair Golan said at a meeting organized by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, that the establishment of a KurdIsh state is a good idea and could stabilize the region, Kurdistan24 reported.
Golan further said that Israel believes that Kurds have shown throughout history that they are interested in achieving the same goals as the Israeli people. The official added that at the moment Iran can be viewed as a threatening state, in regards to the stability of the region and an independent Kurdistan could prevent any possible destabilization.
The Israeli General is not the first one to express strong support for the Kurdish desire for an independent state. Another Israeli official, Reuven Azar, Israeli Deputy Head of Mission in the US, previously told Kurdistan24 that Israel would be one of the first countries to recognize a Kurdish state once Kurds declare their independence.
The Kurdistan Region of Iraq will hold an independence referendum, scheduled for the 25th of September, when Kurds will exercise their right to decide whether to remain part of Iraq or establish a separate, independent Kurdistan.