Kurds would not surrender the post of President of Iraq

Ninanews – 17.2.2013 – ERBIL-Hewlêr, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,—   Informed source close to the president of Kurdistan and Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP’s leader Massoud Barzani, said that the Kurds, under any circumstances, would not surrender the post of President of Iraq.

In a statement to National Iraqi News on Saturday, Feb. 16, the source said that Speaker of Iraqi Parliament went to Qatar to influence it to pressure Iran to agree that he assumes the post of President, replacing Jalal Talabani, and the Kurds are definitely reject it.

He added that Iraq’s top posts and political agreements concluded between all sides stipulate that the posts of President is the Kurds share, Prime Minister the Shiites share and Speaker of Parliament is Sunnis’ share. The source went of saying that the post of President is for the Kurds and they will never relinquish it to anyone whether Ayad Allawi or Osama al-Nujaifi.