Reaffirming help to the incumbent authorities in Iraq, Pakistan has stated that the lately held referendum within the oil-rich nation’s Kurdistan area “lacks legitimacy”.
“The referendum violates the Iraqi structure and subsequently lacks any legitimacy,” International Workplace spokesperson stated in a press release on Monday. “It additionally presents a problem to peace and safety of Iraq and the whole area.”
The communiqué stated Pakistan totally helps Iraq’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Iraqi Kurdish chief says ‘sure’ vote received independence referendum
“It’s subsequently deeply involved over the referendum held within the Iraqi Kurdistan area on 25 September 2017.”
Iraqi Kurdish chief Masoud Barzani had introduced final week that Kurds had voted “sure” to independence within the referendum held in defiance of the federal government in Baghdad.
Pakistan, the assertion added, joins Iraq and its neighbours, together with the worldwide neighborhood, in its opposition to this referendum.
The Kurds have dominated over an autonomous area inside Iraq because the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
Iraq considers the vote unconstitutional, particularly because it was held not solely inside the Kurdish area itself but additionally on disputed territory held by Kurds elsewhere in northern Iraq.
Equally, the USA, main European nations and neighbours Turkey and Iran strongly opposed the choice to carry the referendum, which they described as destabilising at a time when all sides are nonetheless preventing towards Islamic State militants.