Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Kurdistan

Barzani: referendum for Kurdish independence should take place before US polls

By Rudaw 26/1/2016
 Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. Photo: Rudaw.
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. Photo: Rudaw.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani told political parties on Tuesday that a referendum on Kurdish independence should take place before the US presidential election in November.

According to information obtained by Rudaw, Barzani said the Kurdistan region "should hold a referendum before the US presidential election kicks off," which would be next November.

On Sunday, Barzani met with top officials from the major Kurdish parties, including his Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Islamic Union to find formula to solve a political impasse and economic crisis in the region.

The meeting agreed to begin working on question of the referendum and resolve problems between the deadlocked Kurdish political parties.

Comments

 
Data pager
Previous
Page size:
PageSizeComboBox
select
Kûrê  Chîya
Kûrê Chîya | 26/1/2016
Go Go Go! Please, KDP, PUK and KIU, set your political differences aside and do this. There is no limit to the level of hope, pride and patriotism this will cause for the kurdish people! Please do this!
Brzoo Kurdi
Brzoo Kurdi | 26/1/2016
This is great ,this is what we want ,this is what we need ,we must not wast the opportunity ,it is a golden opportunity, Israel and all the great nations are behind us...
yad | 26/1/2016
I would hope true this time to announce independence in south of Kurdistan but now KRG is going with the most difficult stage, so before to do it Moushood Barzani should know that his people does not have money and their pocket has been empty and find out a suitable way to distribute salary to servant civil at once , it is really hardship that more than five months without salary. Please Barzni feel and see his poor people who is living under-poor life like your son and relative. Allah help his mankind and just you have full mercy over mankind
James Parker
James Parker | 26/1/2016
You should hold it on July 4th. That would make it politically impossible for America politicians to appose it.
Kirkuk | 26/1/2016
Shame that Goran is not willing to even talk and try solve the issues. As long as KDP and PUK can unite, KRG will be fine and no jash or enemy can stop us. Reach political power sharing agreement. Reestablish security and ban all millitias immediately. Only Peshmerga can be armed. KRG is not the land of millitias. So much work but it all depends on PUK and KDP colloboration.

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Muraz Adzhoev | 11/21/2017 11:02:49 AM
It is clear that they want to restore unity and integrity of the Iraqi (pro-Iranian) arab federation in order to “preserve” (autonomous) sovereignty...
duroi | 11/22/2017 5:25:35 AM
There is really no point in shuffling the cabinet which will last few months, a new minister needs several months to get settled and this also...
Gorran in meeting with KRG reiterates dissolution of government
| yesterday at 12:45 | (2)
duroi | 11/22/2017 4:59:58 AM
UNAMI needs to stick to its time limited "advisory and assisting" mandate and advise Iraq to withdraw from disputed areas its Iran backed militias...
Enkiu | 11/22/2017 5:08:59 AM
UN is an irrelevant and corrupt organization. UN ignores crimes or is ineffective in preventing them. UN takes no account of the quality of the court...
UN says referendum issue is resolved, urges KRG to accept court ruling
| 16 hours ago | (10)
Outsider | 11/22/2017 12:24:07 AM
In the medium term, there are only 3 options: (a) accept the demands of Baghdad, (b) cooperate with Iran or (c) cooperate with Turkey. You are...
GUEST2002 | 11/22/2017 2:14:04 AM
what does that even mean?? why not fight the invaders instead?? why just give and give and give?? you gave the shiia jihadis 50 percent of your land...
PM Barzani: We agreed to Iraqi army territorial demands, but within limits
| 19 hours ago | (5)
FAUthman | 11/21/2017 4:26:36 PM
Abadi's statements on the referendum were more reasonable than the those of the federal court: the referendum, Abadi said was no more than a public...
K | 11/21/2017 9:44:00 PM
Kurds ca never be independent by being a pussy. You should have fought to death for a few weeks and the world opinion about how serious Kurds are,...
Masoud Barzani: No court can cancel 3 million votes for independence
| yesterday at 09:38 | (16)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Health of PUK's Kosrat Rasul 'excellent' 16 hours ago | (1)

Health of PUK's Kosrat Rasul 'excellent'

Kosrat Rasul will leave Germany to Kurdistan once more
PM Barzani: We agreed to Iraqi army territorial demands, but within limits 19 hours ago | (5)

PM Barzani: We agreed to Iraqi army territorial demands, but within limits

He says Peshmerga did not withdraw from Kirkuk more
0.813 seconds