Israel has supported the aspirations of Iraqi Kurds for independence

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotobanka of Israel. Archival photoIsrael has supported the aspirations of Iraqi Kurds for independence© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Israel announced support for the aspirations of the Kurds to establish their own state on the eve of the independence referendum, appointed in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is discordant with the negative reaction of other countries to the will of the Kurds of Iraq, which is planned by the authorities of the autonomy on 25 September.

«It (Israel) supported the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people for statehood», — the document says.

It contained a clause that Israel is opposed to serving in Turkey, the Kurdistan workers ‘ party and considers it a terrorist organization.

The forthcoming referendum in the Kurdistan region of Iraq has criticized in Baghdad, Tehran, Ankara and Washington. It was reported that Turkey and Iran expressed a common position that the vote could provoke further tension, and called for the abandonment of the initiative.