Washington, D.C. – Following the free and fair democratic referendum for Kurdish independence, authoritarian regimes in Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria have vowed to oppose a Kurdish state. Rep. Trent Franks released the following reacting to these reports:
“There exists a malevolent axis forming in desperate opposition of a free and independent Kurdistan – the so-called ‘Gang of Four’ includes the authoritarian regimes in Iran, Turkey and Syria and the weak government in Baghdad. Is the rest of the world going to turn a blind eye to the noble Kurdish people as they are beset with blockades, embargos and possible military interventions? We in the United States must lead the free world and defend legitimate nations beset by existential threats to their self-determination.
“As such, I condemn the posture Baghdad, Turkey, Iran and Syria has taken towards our ally, the Kurds. I will do everything in my power to ensure this bullying will not go unanswered.”
October 11, 2017 Press Release