Baghdad / Sky Press
The Kurdistan News Agency reported on Saturday that the Kurdistan region is preparing to cancel the results of the referendum, noting that the only Kurdish condition is not to announce the decision to cancel.
The newspaper quoted a Kurdish leader as saying that “the Kurdistan Regional Parliament authorized the provincial government to cancel the results of the referendum provided that this is not announced in the media,” noting that “the Iraqi government has received assurances from the Kurdistan government that it will hand Baghdad a written document includes a pledge to cancel the results of the referendum and Massoud Barzani Himself will sign this document along with the President of the territorial government and the Speaker of Parliament. ”
He added that “the only Kurdish condition is not to announce the decision to cancel so as not to cause embarrassment for the Kurdish leadership in front of its people,” adding that “the decision to cancel will be issued at the end of this month or the beginning of next December.”
He continued that the leader of the Kurdistan Regional Council authorized the Kurdish government to agree to reduce the share of the province in the budget if the central government insisted on it, pointing out that “a general Kurdish agreement on the need to cancel the results of the referendum, but the critical point in this matter is how to confront the Kurdish people by this resolution After he was pushed to participate in the referendum and vote yes. ”
The leader considered that “freezing the results of the referendum was a clear and very clear step from the government of the Territory in preparation for the cancellation of the results of the referendum,” pointing out that “it takes more time to prevent the occurrence of the Kurdish people in shock and frustration are large and is living the crisis of salary arrears and the decline in the level of economy and investment in Kurdistan since 2014 “.
The relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region of tension, after the last referendum on the separation on the twenty-fifth of last September, prompting the head of the central government Haider Abadi to impose several measures, including stopping international flights in airports Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, .
Abadi, earlier in the security forces imposed security in the province of Kirkuk and disputed areas, where the federal forces to impose security and spread in all areas of Kirkuk and disputed in Diyala, Salahuddin and Nineveh.