ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday reiterated that the uprisings and revolutions against previous Iraqi regimes prove that no one can deny the Kurdistan Region’s people their freedom or right to life.
In a statement to mark the 27th anniversary of the historic uprising against the former Iraqi Ba’ath regime under Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship, the KRG called for “a respectable partnership and just rights for the people of the Kurdistan Region within a federal Iraq.”
“Uprisings and revolutions against the oppressive Iraqi regimes prove it is impossible for any force to ignore the will of the people of Kurdistan for life and freedom,” the KRG statement said.
“The struggle and resistance of the people of Kurdistan have been to achieve freedom and prosperous life that commensurate their sacrifices,” it continued, adding the people’s “demands within a federal Iraq are natural and just rights.”
The statement outlined that “peaceful coexistence, real partnership, consensus, and respect for the constitution are the principles for establishing the new Iraq where rights of its components are not violated, and no component shall impose its will over the other.”
“A stable and prosperous Iraq is derived from a healthy, democratic, and federal system where the constitution is respected, and a real partnership and just rights of the components are guaranteed,” the KRG statement concluded.
On March 5, 1991, the people of Kurdistan rose up against the former Iraqi dictatorship, ousting all regime forces from the Region.
Supported by Peshmerga forces, the district of Raniya in Sulaimani Province was the first city to come under Kurdish control from the Ba’ath regime which then sparked revolt in other areas until all the cities and provinces in Kurdistan were freed.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany