Last updated: 8 June, 2021

Kurdistan’s PUK forges alliance with pro-Iran factions in Iraq ahead of election

The visit to Baghdad by a delegation of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the Kurdish nationalist party founded by the late President Jalal Talabani, reflected a tendency by the PUK to openly ally itself with parties and militias loyal to Iran in preparation for the Iraqi parliamentary elections, which are expected to be held next October.