Barzani: Kurdish referendum came after failure of partnership with Baghdad

The head of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani said in an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya's General Manager Turki Aldakhil that the decision of the referendum came because of the failure of partnership with Baghdad.

Barzani explained that many attempts adopted by the province to build a real partnership with the federal government were doomed for failure even if they were successful in delaying the referendum decision for another time.

Barzani stressed that several international parties have advised the province to postpone the referendum to another time because of the preoccupation of Iraq in the fight against ISIS.

He explained that several agreements with Baghdad to form a democratic civilian state ended with a sectarian state.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51