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Kurdistan parties have divergence of views on independence referendum

Kurdistan will hold referendum on Sep. 25
There a clear divergence of views on stances of key Kurdistan Region's parties concerning the mechanisms of the independence referendum, Shawan Raber, a leader in Kurdistan Islamic Movement, revealed on Tuesday. 

In a press statement, Raber said that the main parties in the Kurdistan Region have concerns over holding the referendum on independence. 

This in turn led to a difference in the viewpoints of the region's people as per their partisan leaning and political affiliation, he noted.  

Raber stated that a number of parties, which have recently attended a meeting with Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani, agreed to hold the referendum. 

But they required the activation of the parliament before holding it, he added.    

According to Raber, activating the region's parliament and reaching a national consensus are necessary for taking any crucial decisions.    

Citizens of the region suffer from bad living conditions, he said, stressing that they fear that regional countries put political and economic pressures on Kurdistan after declaring the referendum's results.

He also stated that major powers' rejection of the independence referendum had an impact on people's stance.
Kurdistan Regional Government has announced recently that it would vote on September 25 on whether to split from the rest of Iraq and form an independent nation.


Last Modified: Tuesday، 04 July 2017 01:00 PM