Bazouni: "Political crisis to speed up announcement of KR's independence"

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 16:54 | | |

Baghdad (AIN) -MP Jawad al-Bazouni of the State of Law Coalition pointed out that "The more the Iraqi crisis increases, the faster the Kurdistan Region's independence will be announced."

Bazouni stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) Wedensday "The Kurds will declare their independence but not now because they want to secure their financial revenues from the central government since they get 17 % from the Iraqi federal budget besides the salaries of the Peshmerga elements," stressing that "The right of determining the independence is granted in all countries and the Kurds have this right considering them a nation with a deep-rooted language, culture and history."

He added that "The Kurds practice their work as an independent country from the Central Government rather than a region," stating that " If Iraq could achieve the security stability and it turned to regions, I think that the Kurds will realize the importance of being Iraqis and reject seperating from Iraq." /End/