DIYALA — Khanaqin Mayoral Council discussed the upcoming Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum in an official meeting on Wednesday during which the members of the council decided to have the vote organized in their city as well.
The Mayoral Council of Khanaqin, a Kurdish city outside Kurdistan Region’s administration, decided on Wednesday to officially embrace the forthcoming independence vote of the Kurdistan Region, according the council’s statement issued after the meeting.
The members of the council blamed the Iraqi government for evading the implementation of Article 140 of the federal constitution for the last 10 years. The article was drafted to settle the issue of the disputed territories between Iraq and Kurdistan Region.
The council of the city called on Kurdistan Region’s authorities not to deprive the city and its surrounding areas of the right to participate in the independence vote.