It keeps getting better and better if the Kurds can have there own region why not the Arabs or maybe the Persians.
The IHEC, Independent High Electoral Commission, just announced that 34 offices inside Basra will collect signatures starting on 15 December and will continue for
The collecting of signatures has to have ten percent of the vote and if there is support then they will put that agreement to a referendum.
If a Basra region is formed then will they also sign there oil contracts with certain oil companies just like the Kurds did? Or will they not rock the boat with the central government. Maybe they don’t have too.
Tehran is heavily influenced in the Basra region as it is and I would not doubt for a minute that this Basra region referendum is what the Iranians are pushing for so that they could have more control over the Oil and Gas reserves in the Basra region.
By the way if the referendum was to be held on the Basra region it would be in three months.