Iraqi Kurdish Official Backs Self-Determination
Posted on Dec 11, 2010
Iraq, or more poignantly Kurdistan, is back in the news after a prominent Iraqi Kurdish leader insisted on the Kurds’ right to self-determination, an issue that has roiled the region’s politics for the past … well, forever it seems. —JCL
A prominent Iraqi Kurdish leader has called for the right to self-determination for his region, the AFP news agency says.
Massoud Barzani’s remarks on Saturday came as Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister-designate, is attempting to form a cabinet, in which Barzani’s bloc is expected to obtain several ministerial posts.
Speaking at a congress of his Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Barzani said “the issue of self-determination”, which he considered “a right”, would be presented to those attending the conference “to be studied and discussed”.
Massoud Barzani, shown in a 2005 photo.