The New York Times quotes Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, from an event hosted by the Atlantic Council:

In an appearance at the Atlantic Council this week, Mr. Barzani suggested that the Kurds had deferred, but not abandoned, their dream of independence. He said that a referendum on independence would be delayed until the fight against ISIS was over, and that the unity of Iraq was “voluntary and not compulsory.”

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