Masrour Barzani says Kurds still want independent state
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.