Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday downplayed Washington's attempts to damage relations between Tehran and the Iraqi Kurdish region, and said the US forces will be forced out from the region sooner or later.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said that it will freeze the results of a recent vote for independence from Iraq. The announcement came shortly after the parliament in the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan announced that legislative and presidential elections that were delayed due to the ongoing political stand-off with Baghdad would be held in eight months. Press TV has talked to Zayd al-Isa, commentator and Middle East expert, as well as Ian Williams, senior analyst of Foreign Policy in Focus, to get their opinion on this issue.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani, the driving force behind last month's secession vote, finds himself isolated at home and abroad weeks after he scored a major victory with a resounding "yes" at the polls.