In an exclusive interview with TV channel France 24, the President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, discusses the core issues of the Kurdistan Region independence referendum which will be held on 25 September 2017. President Barzani speaks in detail about the timing, the reaction of neighboring states, Kurdistan’s relationship with the central government of Iraq as well as the reasons for holding the referendum.
President Barzani about the timing of the referendum:
President Barzani about international reactions:
President Barzani about neighbours with Baghdad:
President Barzani about holding the referendum in the “disputed territories”: