KRG respects Iraqi Supreme Court’s interpretation of Constitution about banning secession

KRG respects Iraqi Supreme Court’s interpretation of Constitution about banning secession

WAAR-DUHOK:

 

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) stated that they respect the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court’s recent interpretation of Article 1 of the constitution regarding secession in Iraq.

The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq issued a decision on Nov. 6 stating that no region or province could unilaterally secede, strengthening the federal government’s hand as it seeks to prevent other movements such as the Sep. 25 independence vote in the Kurdistan Region.

The ruling responded to a request from the Iraqi government in Baghdad to put an end to any “misinterpretation” of the constitution and to “assert the unity of Iraq,” a court spokesman said last week.

“The Republic of Iraq is a federal, independent and fully sovereign state in which the system of government is a parliamentary and democratic republic, and this Constitution is a guarantor of the unity of Iraq,” Article 1 of the Constitution of Iraq reads.

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