Mi­rani: Now is best time for Kur­dish in­de­pen­dence

“Most of the coun­tries in the ar­eas do not stand against our wills since we have mu­tual in­ter­ests with each oth­ers,”

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE -

The Sec­re­tary of the Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP) Polit­buro Fazil Mi­rani, in a cer­e­mony held in Er­bil on the an­niver­sary day of Gu­lan Revo­lu­tion, talked about the po­lit­i­cal process in Iraq, the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and the cur­rent se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the area.

At first Mi­rani thanked the or­ga­niz­ers of the cer­e­mony in which over 1000 new KDP mem­bers in­tro­duced.

Mi­rani made com­par­isons be­tween Kur­dish sta­tus in the past and the cur­rent time. "We have to thank God as we have been res­cued from the evil ac­tions of Ara­biza­tion, mur­der­ing and bom­bard­ment of for­mer Baath Regime. Kurds cur­rently have their own gov­ern­ment and par­lia­ment. In the past the word of "Kurd" was not al­lowed to be used, but nowa­days the in­ter­na­tional lead­ers re­ceive our pres­i­dent and put Kur­dish flag be­side their own ones," said Mi­rani

In Mi­rani's per­spec­tive, gain­ing achieve­ments is im­por­tant, but keep­ing the achieve­ments is more im­por­tant. "Our tasks of keep­ing the achieve­ments are more vi­tal than the du­ties of those who gained the achieve­ments."

Re­gard­ing the cur­rent fight­ing against Is­lamic State (ISIS), Mi­rani said "We are against kill- ing and rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies. What is ISIS do­ing is evil. Kurds have to have enough strong will so that they can ex­ist and in or­der to ex­ist they have to face the threats. This is all for the sake of keep­ing the achieve­ments,"

Mi­rani at­trib­uted the cur­rent se­cu­rity con­di­tion to the bad ad­min­is­tra­tion of Iraqi gov­ern­ment, since an­other dic­ta­tor­ship regime was formed af­ter the fall of Sad­dam Hus­sein.

Con­cern­ing Kur­dish In­de­pen­dence ques­tion, Mi­rani said "Kurds have rights to have their own in­de­pen­dent coun­try like many oth­ers. Why a coun­try like Bahrain which is smaller than Er­bil city should be treated as a coun­try but Kur­dis­tan is not? Why it is nor­mal for only 300,000 peo­ple to have a coun­try called Qatar, but it is not nor­mal for us to have a coun­try?"

"Kurds never had strong chances as they have now for declar­ing in­de­pen­dence. Syria and Iraq are not coun­tries any more. Turkey and Iran are busy with their own is­sues. But we need to agree on con­duct­ing ref­er­en­dum first. Most of the coun­tries in the ar­eas do not stand against our wills since we have mu­tual in­ter­ests with each oth­ers. "

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