Barham Salih relinquishes the British citizenship

BAGHDAD, President Barham Salih has legally renounced his (British) nationality by complying with the Iraqi constitution, presidential Spokesman Luqman al-Faily said on Sunday.

“The legal procedures for his give up of British citizenship have been completed,” the Spokesman said, according to a presidential statement.

Al-Faily added that the President, as he extends his sincere thanks and appreciation to the United Kingdom, which granted him nationality during his opposition to the former regime, the relinquish of his sovereignty comes as a commitment to the provisions of the Iraqi Constitution in Article 18 paragraph four, which states that persons may not enjoy another nationality acquired if he is elected or assigned in sovereign functions in the Republic of Iraq.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency