Mr. Talabani so far has been careful to acknowledge Kurdish sentiment about Kirkuk without committing to any course of action that would put him at odds with the new government.
But in a recent interview with United Press International, he described the city as sacred to the Kurds. “Historically and demographically speaking, Kirkuk was never part of Iraq, but part of Kurdistan,” he said.
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