Political Since 2017-08-30 at 09:37 (Baghdad time)
Baghdad Mawazine News
Put the President of the Kurdistan region of Iraq Massoud Barzani, alternative to the referendum on the independence of the region, stressing if the people decided to reject independence, respect the will of my people and devote myself to my private life, and resigned.
“The period of the rule of Nuri al – Maliki in Baghdad deepened the desire of the people of the region to divorce and independence,” Barzani said in an interview with the newspaper “Middle East,” he accused al – Maliki that “carried out in the territory of the crime is greater than what Saddam Hussein did in the process of Anfal Which led to the deaths of more than 180 thousand Kurds. ”
Asked Barzani as we entered the stage of days and historical weeks for the Kurdistan region? “We certainly entered it and from a wide angle.”
And the possibility of postponing the referendum on independence on 25 September? “The referendum is a decisive decision, which is the people’s decision, and the decision of most of the political forces in Kurdistan that the referendum should be held on September 25, unless there is a better alternative,” Barzani said.
“There is a higher council for the referendum, which is the political leadership in Kurdistan, which is decided by consensus and not by the decision of one person,” he said. “But if there is, as we hear from many parties, The timing is not appropriate, and the postponement is for six months or a year. Is there a willingness to sign a document that on September 25, 2018, for example, the results of the referendum will be recognized and the results accepted, and these results were in the interest of independence?
He added that “this alternative must be first by the Iraqi government and the Iraqi parliament and then the American guarantee and the international coalition and the European Union and the United Nations, and if not available, it means that the referendum on time.”
“I will do my duty to my people. If the people decide to reject independence, I will respect the will of my people and devote myself to my own life. I will definitely resign. If the people say no, no, no, no, no, no. I think it keeps me in the field. ”
“The popular mood we see today is joyous, enthusiastic and ready to vote. You have seen the great gathering that took place in the city of Cologne in Germany, where thousands of people from Kurdistan gathered there and said with one voice: Yes to the referendum, There are perhaps people who are afraid of the result, are not sure of it or not convinced, and of course this is democracy, and the question in the referendum is whether you are independent of Kurdistan or not, so the answer is yes or no. , And I expect the voting rate to be very high, but the odds are all “29 / a