In Iraqi Kurdistan, said about the readiness for the referendum on independence

© AFP 2017 / Safin HamedИзготовление flag of Kurdistan in Erbil, the capital of the Autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq. Archival photoIn Iraqi Kurdistan, said about the readiness for the referendum on independence© 2017 AFP / Safin Hamed

High Commission for the referendum on independence in Iraqi Kurdistan has almost completed preparations for the voting procedure, told RIA Novosti the head of Department, Handren Muhammad.

«All the preparations for the referendum are in the final stages. Ballot boxes, ballot papers, it was delivered to the voting centres. Employees of the electoral centers have been trained and have already arrived to the place of the forthcoming elections,» — said the head of the Commission.

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, scheduled for 23 September, the vote Peshmerga soldiers and security personnel will be conducted in one day with the entire population of the region on September 25.

«Today, the 20th (September) and we are ready to open our centers, but according to the presidential decree they will open the 25th,» — said the head of Department.

The authorities of the Autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan appointed a referendum on secession from Iraq on 25 September, in defiance of the Central authorities. In Baghdad believe the referendum illegal, against his conduct voted by the Parliament.

This week the U.S., France, Germany and the UN at a meeting with head of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani proposed to postpone the referendum. He said that the referendum will be held as scheduled, if he doesn’t propose alternatives. Barzani September 14 announced that it has received such an alternative from a number of Western countries, but the higher the Commission for the referendum on independence later rejected the offer.

Kurdish referendum had previously been criticized by many countries in the region, including Iraq, Iran and Turkey. Against him was also made by the League of Arab States.