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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Barzani: In Due Time Kurds are Entitled to a State

As reported in The Globe, the president of the Kurdistan region, Masoud Barzani,” met with the administrative units and offices of Suleimaniya city in Qala Chwalan.” The report says that “the Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Nawshirwan Mustafa, Kosrat Rasoul and Imad Ahmed, all members of the PUK also attended the meeting.

Barzani “spoke of the previous achievements of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) saying, ‘all the achievements of the KRG are the outcome of the sacrifices made by the people of Kurdistan through the struggle and efforts of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and PUK.’” The report says that Barzani suggested that “the PUK and KDP should turn into two civil parties and melt within one government.”

Barzani continues with regard to the unification of the two Kurdish administrations, saying that “there should also be a unified and regular military force for the Kurdistan region so that no party can use force against the other.” Barzani said that “the Kurdish people were entitled to have a state of their own, but in due time providing the current KRG are able to gain support of outside and neighboring countries first,” The Globe reports.


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