Mi­rani: No ref­er­en­dum needed if we agree with Baghdad and neigh­bors on in­de­pen­dence

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Fazil Mi­rani, Sec­re­tary of the Polit­bu­reau of the Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party ( KDP) states that they are try­ing to set­tle the is­sue of Kur­dish in­de­pen­dence with Baghdad am­i­ca­bly and with mu­tual un­der­stand­ing.

“In such a case, we don’t even need to con­duct ref­er­en­dum,” says Mi­rani. “We want to talk to our neigh­bors in a con­tem­po­rary lan­guage and tell them we want to live in peace and keep away from war and hos­til­ity. We want to im­prove our uni­ver­si­ties, de­velop our coun­try, and sat­isfy our na­tion.”

In a press con­fer­ence in Suleimaniya and re­spond­ing to ques­tions by jour­nal­ists re­gard­ing the agree­ment be­tween the Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan (PUK) and the Gor­ran Move­ment, Mi­rani said KDP’s stance to­wards this is­sue is clear in the of­fi­cial state­ment by the KDP polit­bu­reau.

The KDP of­fi­cial also talked about the eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal crises in Kur­dis­tan and said lack of par­lia­ment is not the fac­tor be­hind the eco­nomic cri­sis in the re­gion, as it is a global phe­nom­e­non and it has af­fected the whole re­gion.

Talk­ing about a pos­si­ble visit of a Kur­dish del­e­ga­tion to Baghdad, Mi­rani said they want to visit Baghdad and talk about part­ner­ship.

“Two days ago a del­e­ga­tion from Baghdad vis­ited me,” added Mi­rani. “I asked them can’t you one day talk to us more open mind­edly and ask us why we want to sep­a­rate from Iraq. You [Iraqi govern­ment] haven’t di­vided our land; other big coun­tries have di­vided it.”

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