Iran Middle East Dominance

Should the United States Defend an Independent Kurdistan?

The Kurdish people have been our most reliable allies in the war against ISIS. They are also the biggest buffer against Iranian regional hegemony. The 45 million Kurds represent the largest ethnic group in the world without a national homeland. This week the Kurdish population of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government voted 93 percent in favor of Kurdish independence. Should the United States support an independent Kurdistan even if it means the war in the Middle East might expand?

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Do we support our Kurdish allies' independence or stay out of more war?

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Saudi King Skips Obama Meeting Over Iran Deal

Helene Cooper, New York Times

Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that its new monarch, King Salman, would not be attending meetings at the White House with President Obama or a summit gathering at Camp David this week, in an apparent signal of its continued displeasure with the administration over United States relations with Iran, its rising regional adversary.

Israel will not cede land to Palestinians

Associated Press

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel will not cede any territory due to the current climate in the Middle East, appearing to rule out the establishment of a Palestinian state.Netanyahu said that any evacuated territory would fall into the hands of Islamic extremism and terror organizations supported by Iran. Therefore, there will be no concessions and no withdrawals. 

Iran is 'taking over Iraq'

Richard Spencer, The (UK) Telegraph

Saudi Arabia became the second key American ally in the Middle East to demand President Barack Obama change tack towards Iran on Thursday, as it called for US-led coalition "boots on the ground" because outside Kurdish areas the offensive against ISIS is heavily influenced by Iran and its proxy Shia militias such as Hizbollah.