Supporters of the President of the Kurdish Autonomous region of Iraq Massoud Barzani stormed the building of the Parliament of Iraqi Kurdistan in Erbil. So they protested against the statements of Barzani’s resignation.
The Kurdish leader was speaking at a closed session of Parliament and informed the MPs that on November 1, will abdicate presidential responsibilities. The reason for this decision was the referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, led to a military confrontation with the Iraqi authorities.
«I oppose the extension of my mandate beyond November 1. To change the law of the presidency or to extend the duties of the President is unacceptable. In this regard, I ask the Parliament to assume the duties of the President of Kurdistan,» — said the politician. He said he will join the self-defense forces «Peshmerga».
Parallel to the negotiations between the Iraqi authorities and the Kurdistan Parliament, a few days ago freeze the referendum. Hostilities stopped for a day, the parties determine, under whose control will be in certain areas.