Talabani: Maliki does not go towards dictatorship

19/04/2012 0:00

He stressed that the separation of the Kurds is not possible now 
Baghdad – Al Sabah 
said President Jalal Talabani that he does not believe that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is moving towards dictatorship, with the view that the secession of the Kurds in an independent state is not possible at present. 
Talabani said in an interview reported on “the island English “:” I do not believe that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is moving towards dictatorship through the infinite power in his hand, but there are mistakes committed by the government, “adding that” there is a shortage in the government and everyone is responsible for this shortage. “He continued:” I also take responsibility As responsible for the maintenance of the constitution. ” He said Talabani that “Iraq can take it as a model of democracy and respect for human rights compared to its neighbors”, he said: “Of course there are breaches of human rights occur here and there, but when we look at the issue in general we see that the Iraqis enjoy their rights to democracy such as freedom and personal freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and the freedom to demonstrate and the formation of opposition. ” He also noted that the Iraqis have yet to “learn more about the meanings of democracy and human rights,” noting, “but I think compared to our neighbors we can be a model well in human rights.” In another window, Talabani said: “I do not see the possibility that enable the Kurdistan Region the formation of an independent state, at least in the foreseeable future, “but, he added, saying:” I do not think there is something impossible in this world. “and called on young Kurds to the enthusiast to declare an independent Kurdish state to be” realistic “that he can not achieve this, saying: “Young people be aware of the importance of Iraq from a broad perspective and they have to be realistic that the separation is not possible now,” urging young people instead to “support democracy Vdralithm (KRG) within Iraq.” The President of the Republic that the current era “is not the era of small states but the era of international associations like the European Union,” but he stressed, “The survival of Kurdistan within a federal democratic Iraq does not mean not to safeguard their rights.”