Political Par­ties Sup­port In­de­pen­dence Ref­er­en­dum

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The Com­mu­nist Party of Kur­dis­tan-Iraq has pledged its full sup­port for any fu­ture ref­er­en­dum on Kur­dish in­de­pen­dence, say­ing that the ground is pro­vided.

Baba Ali Jab­bari, a spokesper­son for the party, said that his party will sup­port Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani’s plan for an in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum.

Jab­bari in­sists that the political bor­ders are be- ing af­fected by the on-go­ing cri­sis in the re­gion, and Iraq is es­sen­tially not a united coun­try any longer.

Jab­bari said that the Kur­dish political par­ties must put aside their dis­putes and they should give pri­or­ity to the na­tional in­ter­ests.

Re­fer­ring to Barzani’s lat­est state­ment, Jab­bari pointed out that no coun­try will grant us with in­de­pen­dence, “We [Kurds] must work for the case by our­selves,” he added.

More­over, Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Group and Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Move­ment have both ex­pressed their sup­port for the in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum.

Head of the Turk­men De­vel­op­ment bloc in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion par­lia­ment has sup­ported an an­tic­i­pated ref­er­en­dum on Kur­dish in­de­pen­dence, say­ing that the ap­proach will also be in fa­vor of mi­nori­ties liv­ing in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Turk­men De­vel­op­ment Party in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion has of­fi­cially an­nounced that they will be sup­port­ing an in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum “as it serves the in­ter­ests of other mi­nori­ties liv­ing in the re­gion.”

MP Mona Qahwachi said that her party will sup­port pres­i­dent Barzani’s plan for an in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum “be­cause ev­ery na­tion has the right to de­ter­mine its fu­ture.”

She be­lieves that now is an ideal sit­u­a­tion to hold ref­er­en­dum on the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s in­de­pen­dence, and it can serve the in­ter­ests of other mi­nori­ties in the re­gion along with the Kurds.

Qahwachi ar­gues that since the Iraqi cen­tral govern­ment has failed to pro­vide Er­bil’s share from the fed­eral bud­get for over two years, and it re­jects to sup­ply mil­i­tary equip­ment to the Pesh­merga forces, the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity should sup­port the Kur­dish in­de­pen­dence.

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani has re­cently urged the Kur­dish political par­ties to work on the in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum in the near fu­ture as the self-de­ter­mi­na­tion is an un­de­ni­able right of the Kurds.

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