Mas­rour Barzani says Kurds still want in­de­pen­dent state

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Chan­cel­lor of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Se­cu­rity Coun­cil (KRSC) Mas­rour Barzani said on Wed­nes­day that at­tempts to keep Iraq uni­fied have failed and that the coun­try’s Kurds still want to es­tab­lish an in­de­pen­dent state through peace­ful di­a­logue.

Barzani met with the UK’s am­bas­sador to Iraq, Frank Baker, and said that all Iraqis have the right of self-de­ter­mi­na­tion.

“Iraq’s prob­lems have his­tor­i­cal roots, and there is no con­fi­dence among the dif­fer­ent groups,” Barzani said.

“The is­sues come from Iraq’s struc­ture as a coun­try,” he said, adding that there have been many failed at­tempts at keep­ing the coun­try uni­fied.

Barzani blamed the fed­eral gov­ern­ment for main­tain­ing a failed sys­tem and said Kur­dish author­i­ties will con­tinue to work to­wards in­de­pen­dence.

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