URGENT Barzani to Mates: Postponement of the referendum is a stronger alternative

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URGENT Barzani to Mates: Postponement of the referendum is a stronger alternative

Post  Admin on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:42 am


Release date: 2017/8/23 10:15

Stressed the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, during his meeting yesterday in Arbil, US Defense Secretary James Matisse, to provide a stronger alternative to any demand to postpone the referendum on independence of the region.

A statement issued by the presidency of the region on Wednesday that Barzani stressed that the issue of the referendum is not a personal issue, and that the issue is closely related to the rights of a large people, which is a normal exercise of this right, which is not at all inconsistent with any of the principles of human rights and democracy, Any obstacle to the war against terrorism ".

Barzani said, according to the statement, "the tragedies suffered by the people of Kurdistan over the history shared with the State of Iraq, has been the most recent violation of the Constitution and the lack of the principle of partnership and harmony," stressing that "the Iraqi constitution gives this right to the people of Kurdistan to decide its fate, It is clear that the survival of Iraq is unified and depends on the implementation of the Constitution. "

Barzani also pointed out that political experiments in modern history proved that any coercive union can not last and can not continue and can not succeed. He said: We in Kurdistan have chosen to accept the formula of voluntary union provided that the principle of partnership is respected and respected. In order to break the road for more problems, we chose to live as neighbors, respect each other, "stressing that" any demand to postpone the referendum should be accompanied by a stronger alternative to the referendum as a way to achieve independence. "

He stressed that "the people of Kurdistan has taken a peaceful path away from violence, and will continue to walk in this way to determine the form of relationship with race and to reach a common conviction emphasizes living in a relationship of good neighborliness positive away from fighting and violence."

Barzani stressed that the Kurdistan region will continue in its war against terrorists, as insistently urged by the former world, "noting that" the liberation of Mosul does not mean the end of the preacher and terrorism and will continue to threats of terrorism, because it does not recognize any limits, and therefore we need cooperation and coordination to continue to eliminate On terrorism and defeat and neutralize its effects. "

For his part, the US Defense Secretary James Matisse, the goal of his visit to Kurdistan and meet with President Barzani, and stressed that this visit came to give thanks and appreciation to the Peshmerga forces and offer warmest condolences to the families of the martyrs, and also stressed that the battle to liberate Mosul was not to succeed and what was the combat forces achieved all these victories Without the participation of the Peshmerga forces, and also stressed the determination of his country to move forward in the course of confronting terrorism. "

"The United States is proud to cooperate with the Peshmerga forces," he said, adding that "coordination between the two sides was very important to ensure victory in the battle of Mosul," stressing "his country's desire to continue the war against terrorism as a common enemy of both sides."

The meeting discussed the fate of the people of Kurdistan and the Secretary of Defense of the US full understanding of the rights and demands of the people of Kurdistan and its appreciation for the struggle of this people and the tragedies suffered by them, and expressed America's concern to conduct the referendum.

"The issue was far from the American expectations and the United States believes that the referendum process could be an obstacle to the war against a terrorist and could create many problems for both sides in the war against terrorism," he said.

The US Secretary of Defense praised the negotiations between Arbil and Baghdad, stressing that his country supports and supports the ongoing dialogue between the two sides.

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Re: URGENT Barzani to Mates: Postponement of the referendum is a stronger alternative

Post  Admin on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:49 am

What happened between Matisse and Barzani in Erbil?

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Baghdad Mawazine News

US Defense Secretary James Mattis called on the Iraqi Kurdistan authorities to postpone the date of holding a referendum on the independence of the region, according to the newspaper "New York Times" America .

On Tuesday, Mates had a surprise visit to Baghdad, during which he met Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and then visited Arbil and met with the President of the Kurdistan region of Iraq Massoud Barzani .

According to a statement for the presidency of the Kurdistan region, the US Defense Secretary said that the announcement of the referendum on the independence of Kurdistan was "outside the expectations of his country," noting that Washington believes that this process may create "obstacles to the war against the organization and the emergence of a kind of problems for the joint action between America and the Kurds In the war against terrorism . "

He also noted that "negotiations between Erbil and Baghdad are a positive step," stressing Washington's support for negotiations and ongoing dialogue between the parties .

For his part, Barzani described the referendum as a solution and not a problem, referring to "the tragedies of the Kurdish people with the Iraqi state and violation of the Constitution and the end of the principle of partnership and consensus ."

Barzani also assured Matisse that the referendum would not cause "any problem for the war against terrorism ."

Barzani preached the arrival of Matisse to Erbil, saying that "any request to postpone the referendum should be accompanied by an alternative .. This alternative must be stronger than the referendum mechanism ."

According to The New York Times, Matisse Erbil's call to postpone the referendum reflects "Washington's fears that the secession of Kurdistan could further disrupt the political situation in Iraq," as the country is battling decisive battles in the war against a pro-Western organization .

Washington had previously asked Barzani to postpone the referendum during a telephone conversation with Foreign Secretary Rex Tillerson on Aug. 8 and during his meeting with Joseph Fotill, commander of the US Central Command, on Aug. 17 . Finished

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