SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) – Kurds Still Don’t Feel as Part of Iraq: PUK Official
BasNews 03/03/2018 – 14:28 – BasNews – ERBIL – Although issues still exist between Iraq and Kurdistan Region, solving these issues will end the ban on the airports despite any extensions formerly ordered by the federal government, said an official.”The federal government believes that Kurds still have a great belief in the referendum and do not want to live in a “unified Iraq”. They even do not define themselves as Iraqis, while Iraq strongly rejects such behaviours,” Spokesperson to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Saadi Pira told BasNews.
“The allegations of extending the ban for another three months are not really true since the decision only depends on some technical issues still existing between the sides,” Pira added.A Kurdish delegation last week paid a visit to Najaf, a city in Iraq, to discuss the political issues in Iraq with the high Shi’ite officials. www.mesop.de