Deputy for the Liberals: We support the nomination of Abbadi for a second term

Journal August 22, 2017


The parliamentary bloc supported the parliamentary bloc on Tuesday, the nomination of Prime Minister Haider Abadi for a second term, stressing that the results of the parliamentary elections will determine the identity of the next prime minister.
“All eyes are now on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to choose the next prime minister as the most successful figures who led Iraq and its role in the liberation of the land and attempts to succeed in improving the economic reality,” said MP Ghali Ghali.
“We support Abbadi’s candidacy for a second term because of his successful administration of the state,” he said, noting that “parliamentary elections have a major role in determining the identity of the prime minister and the interventions of some neighboring countries.”
On Sadr’s efforts to nominate a Communist figure for the next prime minister, Ghali said that “Sadr’s trends confirm the national identity in choosing the next prime minister away from sectarianism, even if he is a Christian or a Kurd or any other nationality.”
The media sources revealed that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, to nominate a communist figure to fill the post of prime minister next, while referring to the commission on Samism to discuss with political figures in the efforts to form a cross-sectarian bloc.

Abadi describes the visit of the Kurdistan Region delegation to Baghdad positively


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Abadi describes the visit of the Kurdistan Region delegation to Baghdad positively
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi

Roudao – Erbil ,

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, on Tuesday, visit the Kurdistan Region delegation to Baghdad positive, noting that ” the dialogue with the Kurdish delegation was very frank and I told them that we will reach an understanding only one Iraq.”

Abadi said at the weekly press conference that the dialogue with the Kurdish delegation was very frank and I told them that we will understand only one Iraq and this framework everything is subject to research in the problems and outstanding issues, some of which belong to the former regime, which committed crimes affected all components of the Iraqi people and Kurds in Iraq More than others in the region. ”

He pointed out that “our great hope of the Kurdish leadership and our Kurdish people to be in one unified Iraq, it is a key issue for the stability of the region and the security of the country,” pointing out that “he called the Kurds to be frank discussion before the citizens and we understand the aspiration of the Kurdish people for independence and this is respectable, but there is a constitution governing us “He said.

He continued by saying that “the visit and discussion with the Kurdish delegation is positive and hope that the reflection is good, but the concession will be for the people,” stressing that “the government is open and ready to discuss all files with the Kurds within the framework of one unified Iraq.”

“I would like to clarify the results of our visit to Baghdad to avoid publishing fabricated news, which has happened over the past few days,” he told a news conference Tuesday. “The delegation consists of representatives of most of the components of Kurdistan except for Change and the Islamic Group. And engage in dialogue with the Iraqi authorities and inform them that we have decided to hold the referendum on September 25 next. ”



Barzani Ensures Pentagon of Erbil’s Commitment to Anti-Terrorism Efforts After Referendum


Barzani Ensures Pentagon of Erbil’s Commitment to Anti-Terrorism Efforts After Referendum

ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Erbil to discuss latest security and political developments in the region, including anti-Islamic State campaign and Kurdistan’s independence referendum.

“During the meeting President Barzani and Secretary Mattis reviewed some of the developments in recent and ongoing operations against the terrorists of the Islamic State. The two sides spoke attentively about the Mosul operation,” reads a press release by Barzani’s office.

“Secretary Mattis saluted the Iraqi and Peshmerga forces for the successful operation which ended in the complete liberation of the city. He then conveyed, on behalf of the United States military his condolences to the families and loved ones of those who were perished during that operation. Additionally Secretary Mattis commended President Barzani for his leadership and added that his wisdom plays a very important role insofar as the morale of the Peshmerga forces is concerned.”

Discussing the planned independence referendum for 25th September, Barzani reiterated that the plan is “a solution and not an obstacle”.

“He then briefed Secretary Mattis on the old and modern issues that the people of Kurdistan have had with Baghdad and that no real partnership has ever been accepted by the latter. The President then reassured Secretary Mattis and the accompanying delegation that the referendum would not create any problems for the operations against the terrorists of the Islamic State and that the courage of the Peshmerga forces shall remain unwavering against this brutal common enemy which poses a threat to all of humankind and not only to Iraq and Kurdistan,” reads the press release.

Secretary Mattis stated that he understands the grievances of the people of the Kurdistan Region and also added that such step is a natural right of any group of people.

However, he said the announcement of independence vote last June was unexpected for the government of United States, especially due to the military operations against the terrorists of the Islamic State.

“The Secretary said that the government of the United States is concerned that the referendum may cause obstacles for the collective efforts against the terrorists of the Islamic State.”

Mattis was accompanied by Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State, as well as a number of military and diplomatic officials.


Barzani: Referendum Not Revertible Unless Better Guarantee Offered  


Barzani: Referendum Not Revertible Unless Better Guarantee Offered  


ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated Tuesday that Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum will be held on time unless a better guarantee for independence of the people of Kurdistan is offered.

Barzani made the comment as he received Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham in Erbil.

Kurdistan President stated following countless sacrifices and undergoing several bitter and catastrophic experiences, the people of Kurdistan got disappointed with living within Iraqi borders, therefore, they chose to hold the independence referendum.

He described the right to hold the vote (set for September 25, 2017) as the natural right of the people of Kurdistan, underlining they “will not give up this right unless there is a guarantee better than referendum to attain independence.”

Barzani also told the US congressman that in the contemporary history of politics no forced annexation has lasted for good.

In the meeting, the US congressman commended the developments, coexistence and tolerance in Kurdistan and paid tribute to the role of Peshmerga forces in the war against the Islamic extremists.

Abraham stated it is an honor that the US soldiers are fighting the extremists side by side Peshmerga, adding his country appreciates the struggle and demands of the people of Kurdistan and supports them.

He promised to discuss the realities of Kurdistan as they are with the political leadership of his country.

Barzani also extended his gratitude to the US for its support in the critical moments that people of Kurdistan underwent and hoped the relations between the US Congress and Kurdistan persist.


Barzani calls on US Secretary of Defense guarantees against postponement of the referendum


Barzani calls on US Secretary of Defense guarantees against postponement of the referendum

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Erbil / Al-Ghad Press:
The head of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, during his meeting with US Defense Secretary James Matisse, on Tuesday, the need for an alternative for any request to postpone the referendum.

A statement to the presidency of the region, received by “Al-Gharab Press”, Barzani, saying that “the referendum is not personal, and it fits the standards of democracy and the right to self-determination of peoples.”
For his part, the US Secretary of Defense, according to the statement, said that “his country believes that the referendum process will hamper the war against the organization and will create new problems,” expressing support for “the continuation of dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil to resolve differences.”
US Defense Secretary James Matisse arrived in the Iraqi capital of Arbil on Thursday evening.

The arrival of the foreign ministers of Turkey and Palestine to Baghdad


Policy     Access_time 2017/08/22 23:22

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Javishoglu and Palestinian Riyad al-Maliki arrived in Baghdad on Monday for an official visit.

During his visit, Uglu is scheduled to meet with President Fuad Masum, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.

During his visit, Oglu will also meet with Iraqi Turkmen politicians, and that Javishoglu will leave Baghdad after his meetings for Erbil where he will meet the regional president Massoud Barzani.

In turn, the Palestinian minister will meet with Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and a number of Iraqi officials.


Barzani agrees to retreat from the independence referendum


Policy     access_time 2017/08/22 20:44 

Baghdad today – Kurdistan

The head of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, on Tuesday, a condition to retreat from the referendum to be held on the 25 of next September, during his meeting with Republican Senator Ralph Abraham.

Barzani called during the meeting held in Erbil, “international guarantees written to postpone the referendum on independence.”

Barzani said that “the retreat from this step is impossible without these guarantees,” while referring to “the need for new science and anthem, represent the components of the region.”

He pointed out that “going to Baghdad was to inform her that we will be neighbors and can not postpone the referendum,” pointing out that “the Kurds do not accept the language of threats from one and four years ago we knew that Iraq is heading to slide.”