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We will go ahead with independence referendum as scheduled: Kurdish partisan

Kurdish partisan
Fadhil Mirani, secretary of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Thursday asserted the region will go ahead with hold the independence referendum during 2017.

"Mirrani said in a press release that:" The referendum will take place, without the need to take approval from anyone, "but added:" This does not mean that we will declare independence after the announcement of the results of the referendum directly. "

"According to the law, the referendum can be held without the approval of parliament," he said.

He continued: "We have the right to define our Kurdish national identity, rather than the identities associated with Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran, as well as the identities of other countries."