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KDP official hints at possibility of postponing Kurdistan referendum

Kurdistan referendum

There is a possibility that Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum will be postponed in response to domestic and foreign pressures, Adel Barwari, a leader in Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), revealed Sunday. 

In a press statement, Barwari said that there are considerable pressures put on Kurdistan Region to either cancel the referendum on independence or postpone it.  

The region has shown flexibility and informed US, Turkish and Iranian delegation of the need for a guarantor to ensure that the central government fulfills its obligations, he noted.    
He added that the guarantor has to be an international player not a domestic one in order not to be affected by the mainstream political trends.

On Friday, Kurdistan’s President Masoud Barzani said that the international community does not object to holding the independence referendum, but it believes that time is not suitable for conducting it.

Kurdistan Regional Government announced on June 7 that it would vote on September 25 on secession from Iraq.

Last Modified: Sunday، 10 September 2017 03:09 PM