7 August 2017
A Kurdish political source revealed a high-level delegation headed to the Iraqi capital Baghdad to discuss the issue of holding a referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, scheduled for the twenty-fifth of September.
The source said that the delegation is scheduled to go to Baghdad this week, will include leaders of the two main parties in the Kurdistan region, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, as well as other Kurdish officials, explaining to the “ new Arab “ that the delegation will try to convince the Iraqi government and the Federal Parliament in Baghdad the importance of the referendum for the Kurds, and not to retreat in any way.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) secretary-general, Fadhil Mirani, said on Monday that Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and Deputy Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Kusrat Rasul were authorized to form a delegation to Baghdad during their scheduled meeting today. , That the two parties are waiting for a step by the movement “ change “ Kurdish.
Mirani said : “ If the movement did not change this step, a meeting will be held between the Kurdish parties, “ noting that Barzani will decide the final list of the delegation that will go to Baghdad.
According to reports reported by the Kurdish media that a delegation from the Supreme Committee for the referendum of Kurdistan will visit Baghdad soon to discuss the question of the referendum, explaining that it includes the former deputy prime minister of Iraq, leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Rose Nuri Shaways, head of the Kurdistan Regional Bureau, Fuad Hussein, In the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Adnan Mufti, member of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Khalil Ibrahim, a representative of the Christian component, and another about the Turkmen.
The delegation will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, President Fuad Masum, Parliament Speaker Saleem al-Jubouri and other political forces in Baghdad, and will inform them of the insistence of the Kurdish leadership on holding the referendum on schedule.
The head of the Kurdistan region, on Sunday, that the region is still in the process of independence, explaining, during a message to the “ Kurdish people “ that the rights of Christians will be kept in “ Kurdistan “ , adding that the authorities there will work to “ strengthen ties of brotherhood and peaceful coexistence in Territory “ .
Barzani pointed out that “ the past phase proved the lack of meaning of partnership with the Iraqi state, “ stressing that “the sure treatment of all the tragedies of the Kurds are through the move towards independence. “