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Barzani: I Kiss Hands of Anyone Achieving Independence

barzani5The President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, tells his party’s cadres and officers, that he initiates reform from his own home. Barzani, who is also the president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, told a graduation cohort of his party’s Academic Cadres Institute on Thursday the 10th of March, that he won’t change his words in Tehran or Ankara to please leaders of those countries.

These are Barzani statements:

“The role of KDP is very strong. Its adversaries, would they like it or not, cannot reduce this role. No force can sideline the KDP but ourselves and this is connected to serious reforms. It might be true that leaders of this party have given sacrifice, have fought and should therefore be respected, but everything has a limit. Up to the level of achievement is allowed but beyond that if someone does not respect himself and his party, then I am not obliged to respect him either.

That’s why I say I will start reform from my own home and then my party, and then with other people. We don’t want to do injustice to anyone, neither do we want to do injustice to the party for a single person and no one will be an exception.

As for the reform in the government, I have had meetings with the Integrity Commission, Financial Control and Judiciary Council, as the highest aut