Kurdistan Region President May Resign Following Region’s Failed Attempt To Secede From Iraq

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Kurdistan Region President May Resign Following Region's Failed Attempt To Secede From Iraq

The Kurdistan Region Parliament is set to meet and hear a statement from Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on October 29 according to the Iraqi-Kurdish Rudaw news TV.

The media outlet added that during the meeting the legislatures will discuss the Kurdistan Region’s presidency.

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) and even the Gorran Movement will attend the Kurdistan Region Parliament meeting according to Rudaw.

Dler Mawati a PUK member told Rudaw that the meeting will be “special “, and that a “national question” will be discussed during the meeting.

Meanwhile, an official of the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) told Reuters Agency Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond November 1. The official also revealed that the Barzani letter include a plan to divide up the Kurdistan Region president’s powers. According to this, the Kurdistan Region Parliament will likely discuss Brazani’s plan during its upcoming meeting.

In a separated development, the Iraqi Communication and Media Commission (CMC) banned the Rudaw news TV channel from working in Iraq or broadcasting from it on October 29. The CMC also ordered the Iraqi authorities to size the equipment of Rudaw. The commission accused Rudaw of reporting fake news, and spreading hatred and sectarianism.

From its side, Rudaw said that it didn’t receive any official letter from the CMC. Moreover, the Iraqi-Kurdish news TV stressed that its work is legal according to the KRG that’s part of the Iraqi federal system.

Numerous Iraqi and Kurdish sources refer to Rudaw news TV as a “propaganda machine” for Barzani’s KDP party. Iraqi sources even claim that Rudaw Media Network -that’s own Rudaw news TV- is owned by relatives of Barzani.

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