Iraqi Kurdistan will hold independence referendum soon

(AGI) Erbil (Iraq), July 1 - Massoud Barzani, president ofIraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, said the region would holdan independence referendum soon. "We'll hold a referendum andit's a matter of months," he told the BBC. Mr Barzani also saidthat Iraq had already effectively been partitioned followingthe attack by militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and theLevant (Isis). Although the Kurds intend to claim independence,which he described as their natural right, they would stillwork for a political solution to the current crisis."Everything that's happened recently shows that it's the rightof Kurdistan

(AGI) Erbil (Iraq), July 1 - Massoud Barzani, president ofIraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, said the region would holdan independence referendum soon. "We'll hold a referendum andit's a matter of months," he told the BBC. Mr Barzani also saidthat Iraq had already effectively been partitioned followingthe attack by militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and theLevant (Isis). Although the Kurds intend to claim independence,which he described as their natural right, they would stillwork for a political solution to the current crisis."Everything that's happened recently shows that it's the rightof Kurdistan to achieve independence," Mr Barzani said. . .