Spokesman: Issues between Iraq, Kurdistan Could Be Tackled Through Dialogue

Spokesman: Issues between Iraq, Kurdistan Could Be Tackled Through Dialogue

 The spokesman of the Iraqi government said the issues between the Iraq and the Kurdistan Region could be resolved through dialogue, as the region is planning to hold referendum on September 25.

Spokesman Hadithi said on Thursday (August 10) that the Kurdistan Region’s referendum is against the Iraqi constitution and that it will put the unity of Iraq in danger.

There are issues in most of the countries and there are wills of solution, the spokesman said. All the Iraqi components can overcome the issues through agreement and consensus.

Hadithi added a party must not alone determine the future of Iraq and that all the Iraqi individuals should play a role in resolving the issues.

The Kurdistan Region declared on June 7 a plan to hold a referendum on the region’s independence this year on September 25. The announcement came following a meeting between the region’s political parties, not including the Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG).

The referendum scheduled for September 25 has also concerned the United States, Britain, Russia, Germany and Iran as well as Turkey.