Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 20

14-May-2007

IRAQ

Barzani Calls For Kirkuk Referendum Without Delay

Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masud Barzani on 8 May called for the referendum on the future of Kirkuk to proceed without delay. We need to go ahead with a referendum, as further delays can only destabilize the situation, he said, speaking to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Mr Barzani warned that foreign intervention in this issue is...