ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has stated that his aim is making the people of Kurdistan independent and when this is met, his mission is fulfilled.
His statement came during an interview with the al-Arabiya TV, which is due to be aired on Thursday.
In the interview Barzani has also stated that they have discussed with the Iraqi parties Kurdistan Region's appeal for creating an independent civil, democratic and federal state.
An independence vote is expected to be held on September 25 this year.
Barzani has reiterated that the vote will not be postponed under any pretext as it is a vital step for declaring statehood.