The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari, on Tuesday, that the referendum on a timely basis an existing option, indicating that the region does not take the consent of one, while noting that the time is more appropriate for the referendum.
“Holding a referendum in the region is an existing option,” Zbayari said during a seminar in Amadiyah district in Dahuk, followed by Sky Press. “We do not take approval from anyone.”
Zebari said that “the current time is more appropriate for us to conduct the referendum,” pointing out that “the work is currently ongoing for the success of the referendum process.”
“The referendum is not a national Kurdish project, but an opportunity to make room for all the components of Kurdistan to express their self-determination,” Zebari stressed.
The Deputy President of the Republic Nuri al-Maliki, has renewed on Monday, his emphasis on the “invalidity” of the referendum on the secession of Kurdistan and the disputed areas of Iraq, pointing out that the Kurds have determined their fate by voting on the Constitution, specifically the first article, which states that Iraq is a democratic republic.