BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani hailed the victory for the ‘yes’ vote in the Kurdish independence referendum, from Erbil on Tuesday.

“Sisters and brothers, what day is greater and more precious than the day when you see the success of the willing of your nation for deciding its own destiny?” asked the leader.

Barstani dedicated the referendum to “Our great leaders and thousands of brave generations were excited to see this day, but they were martyred just for the sake of it,” promising to “send their souls our regards and promise our loyalty to them.”

Following the plebiscite, Barstani has called for dialogue with Baghdad to discuss independence, an action these oppose.

The independence referendum took place on 25 September, with initial results indicating an overwhelming “yes” vote for independence; it would draw strong criticism and opposition from Iran and Turkey, as well as Iraq.

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SOT, President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani (Kurdish): “Sisters and brothers, what day is greater and more precious than the day when you see the success of the willing of your nation for deciding its own destiny. We thank to God that gave us the opportunity to see that precious day. Our great leaders and thousands of brave generations were excited to see this day, but they were martyred just for the sake of it. Here we send their souls our regards and promise our loyalty to them. Dear beloved Kurdistani people, with your continence, you haven’t let your will break. Now after your votes which was a ‘yes’ for independence and a ‘no’ for the Anfal process and chemical attacks and mass killing. Now this is a new era for the Kurdish people, it is a turning point and we have to use it and this is a big victory for the Kurdish people.”

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est338lapua
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under zionist initiative this guy just ignited a never ending war on the ME it will be great to see him roasted or blown into pieces

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He is a joo boy, btw. Not Kurd.

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you would see rhat in your dreams
kerdogan and all islamist going down now

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