Next month, on September 25, the Kurdistan Regional Government in Erbil will hold a binding referendum on whether or not to secede from Iraq. It will almost certainly pass. More than a decade ago, the Kurds held a non-binding referendum that passed with 99.8 percent of the vote.
No one knows what’s going to happen. Iraq is the kind of place where just about anything can happen and eventually does.
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurds will maintain their plan to hold a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, despite a U.S. request to postpone it, a high-ranking Kurdish official told Reuters on Saturday.
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region should hold a non-binding referendum on independence, its president said on Tuesday, despite the numerous crises it is facing.
In a new interview with the BBC, the president of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region said that Iraq's Kurdish people would hold a referendum on independence within months. "Iraq is effectively partitioned now," Massoud Barzani ...
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The United States has asked Iraq's Kurds to postpone a referendum on the independence of their autonomous Kurdish region, planned for Sept. 25, the Kurdish presidency said.