Basra to Start "Practical Steps" Towards Autonomy: MP
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Basra to Start "Practical Steps" Towards Autonomy: MP

ERBIL - An Iraqi lawmaker revealed on Tuesday that Basra will begin "practical steps" towards its autonomy, as the people of the oil-rich city believe that the federal government has not addressed their demands.

Speaking to reporters, MP Udai Awad, who represents Basra in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, pointed out that the federal government has not addressed the demands of Basra people, and that Baghdad has not taken any steps to negotiate with Basra on the city's share from the petrodollar.

The lawmaker further noted that "they are making steps" towards the autonomy of Basra, calling on people to show their support in this regard.

Earlier in April, 2019, The majority of Basra Provincial Council members voted for autonomy and sent an official letter to the Iraqi prime minister and the Independent High Electoral Commission for support.