Kifah Mahmoud, the media advisor to the outgoing president of Kurdistan, refused to comment on Washington’s demand that Barzani resign.
Mahmoud said in an interview with the «Journal News», on Wednesday, that there is a media campaign against the president of the province.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq, Joseph Benenton, on Wednesday, the outgoing president of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, that Washington is waiting to resign after the recent events, stressing that his government is waiting for this action during the next two days and otherwise will intervene directly.
This came after the reluctance of US officials to respond to Barzani’s contacts, according to Reuters, Benenton, “the disappointment of his country from the processes that have reached them, as Washington was considered to be the first and basic ally of Massoud Barzani, and when we asked the President of the region to postpone the referendum, We insisted on doing what we opposed. ”
Benenton stressed that “his country is waiting for the president of the region to submit his resignation urgently, since his stay in power is a mistake,” noting that “the political parties in the region all insist on the need to isolate Barzani of the pyramid of regional authority.”
He also stressed that “his country will intervene directly if he does not submit his resignation within the next two days.”