As the Kurdistan Regional Government's Minister of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa Bakir, told me this week, "Kurds yearn for a long term strategic partnership with the United States.
Making the case for Kurdistan →
"If Baghdad has problems, then it has to be transparent and open with the KRG," said Falah Mustafa Bakir, the KRG's minister of foreign relations. "What hurts the region is if Baghdad unilaterally decides to cut [payments] without any consultation."
Iraq oil feud renewed as cash-strapped Kurds turn backs on deal with Baghdad →