Aug. 15, 2014
EU MINISTERS DISCUSS ARMING KURDS
Writing in The Guardian, former high representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina Paddy Ashdown explains that one of the downsides of arming the Peshmergas is that “intentionally or not, we will end up acting as handmaiden to Kurdish ambitions for full independence — and in so doing, effectively assist in the dismemberment of Iraq.”
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice praised yesterday’s decision from ousted Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to officially resign and back his nominated replacement Haider al-Abadi, describing it as "another major step forward in uniting the country."
RUSSIAN VEHICLES CROSS INTO UKRAINE
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