The KRG now backs a united Iraq

Following my earlier post about Iraq coming together under Abadi, Nerchivan Barzani issued a declaration through a government spokesman supporting a united Iraq: “We respect the interpretation of the Supreme Court for Article 1 of the Constitution. At the same time, we affirm our belief that this should be the basis for initiating a comprehensive national dialogue to resolve disputes by applying all constitutional articles’.

Iraq coming back from the brink of annihilation is a geopolitical miracle, although the ground for this success story was laid in Astana and the snowballing cooperation by regional powers over Syria. Progress will continue to be made in unifying by Abadi, partly because of his new national credibility, and partly because everybody now wants a united Iraq and nobody is playing funny games behind the backs of others (not even – right now- in regard to Iraq at least – the US).