“If there is no real alternative in three days, it is impossible to postpone the referendum,” Barzani said in a rally in support of the independence referendum. “If there is a guarantor for our rights, we will celebrate September 25 and hold mass rallies. If we do not get the alternative, .
Meanwhile, the official of the Foreign Relations Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Falah Mustafa, after meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Gawishoglu, in New York yesterday, that Turkey, France and the United Nations is currently working on a proposal that includes guarantees demanded by the Kurdish leadership.
In the same context, Gawishoglu expressed his country’s readiness to mediate between Arbil and Baghdad, pointing to the ability of his country to «guarantee the rights of the Kurds». This Turkish situation coincides with a military escalation of the deployment of the army on the border with Iraq.
On the other hand, there is tension in the disputed city of Kirkuk between Arbil and Baghdad after the shooting last night from one of the headquarters of the Turkmen Front in the city on a group of young Kurds and Arabs were on their way to rally in support of the referendum, killing a young Kurdish and wounding four others , Two of whom are Arab.