Nasrallah: Kurdish vote will sow division in region

BEIRUT – The leader of Hezbollah has warned that a controversial referendum on support for independence in Iraq's Kurdistan will lead to dividing several countries in the region.


Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech Saturday night that the referendum held on Monday does not threaten Iraq alone but also Turkey, Syria and Iran, which all have large Kurdish minorities.


Nasrallah added is the only country to support Kurdish independence, as it supports Syrian rebel forces.


First published: 09.30.17, 22:18