Arbil/ Iraq TradeLink: Kurdish President Masoud Barzani disclosed that “massive pressures” are made to postpone the independence referendum, stressing that “we are insistent to hold it in time”.
He criticized that there is “no” political partnership in Iraq, which is governed by religious trends.
“So, for these reasons, the Kurdish people will resort to the referendum”, he confirmed.
Barzani pointed that the Kurds were demanding the rights of the Peshmarga forces, but “Baghdad did not send even on bullet, but approved a law for the Popular Mobilization Forces within two hours with all necessary funds and arms”.
He added that “since 2008, Baghdad is threatening the Kurdish people, but did not implement any agreement reached”, pointing the PMFs are threatening the Kurdish people on a daily basis.
Source : iraqtradelinknews.com