TEHRAN (defapress) - Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council warned that an independence referendum will aggravate discord and tensions within the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
News ID: 65916
Publish Date: 13September 2017 - 13:23
Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, Ali Shamkhani
said ill-advised measures, like a planned independence referendum in Iraq’s
Kurdistan, would pave the way for new conflicts and for creation of insecurity
at a time that the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist groups is being destroyed.
Warning against the outbreak of disagreements among the
Kurdish groups and parties after the referendum, Shamkhani said the referendum
could escalate tensions and inflict more pain and suffering on the brave people
of the Kurdistan region.
Authorities in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region have
announced that the northern territory will hold the independence referendum on
The referendum on whether to secede from Iraq is planned to
be held in the three governorates that make up the Kurdish region and in the
areas that are disputed by the Kurdish and Iraqi governments but are currently
under Kurdish military control.
The disputed areas include the key oil-rich province of