Erbil's "arrogance" strikes the Kurdish citizen, and the secession referendum "weakens the region"[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today - Kurdistan
The negotiations in Baghdad and Erbil, the treatment of those in power in the region with “arrogance” with the federal government, the search for secession, and the insistence on holding a referendum, are all matters that have devastated the Kurdish citizen economically and weakened the region, according to what Kurdish politicians say.
Negotiations are still continuing between the center and the region, to resolve the outstanding problems, while the recent visit of the head of the regional government, Masrour Barzani, to Baghdad, resulted in a “temporary” solution to the crisis of Kurdistan employees’ salaries.
On (September 17, 2023), Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani agreed to send three payments to the region in the amount of two trillion and 100 billion dinars, or 700 billion dinars per month, to solve the crisis in the salaries of the region’s employees.
The arrogance of the parties of power
Former Kurdish MP Sarkut Shams al-Din confirms today, Friday (September 22, 2023), that the parties in power in Kurdistan dealt with “arrogance” with Baghdad.
Shams al-Din told “Baghdad Today” that “the parties in power after the events of ISIS and the subsequent votes to make wrong decisions paid the price for the Kurdish citizen.”
Secession referendum and its exclusion
The former Kurdish MP believes that "the insistence of the leader of the Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, and his family on holding the referendum led to the weakness of the region, and the Kurdish citizen paid the price for it after the stifling economic crisis."
On (September 25, 2017), the Kurds voted for the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, as preliminary results showed that the vast majority of votes were cast, at a rate of 92%, in favor of independence, with a participation rate of 72%.
The Kurdistan Regional Government stated that the referendum would be binding, because it would lead to the start of state building and the beginning of negotiations with Iraq instead of an immediate declaration of independence, while the Federal Government of Iraq rejected the legitimacy of the referendum.
While observers of political affairs confirm that the referendum was a card to pressure the federal government by the parties in power in the region to obtain more gains.
Source: Baghdad Al-Youm + agencies