He is close to him: Abadi received US assurances to postpone the Kurdish referendum

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Follow – up / Tomorrow ‘s Press: 

reported Arab newspaper of London, on Sunday, said that the United States is putting pressure on Massoud Barzani , president of Iraq ‘s Kurdistan region to postpone the expected date of the referendum during the next September to another date, fearing that blow conducted fragile alliances set up by President Donald Trump Management The area around the Kurds.

The newspaper quoted in a report, seen by “Al-Gharab Press”, a source from the circle surrounding the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said that “the latter received assurances from the US pressure on Barzani to postpone the date for fear of distracting the attention of the war on the urging, and push the various parties in the region To focus on the battles to expand influence rather than defeat the hardline organization. ” 

“A senior Iraqi Kurdish official sought to dispel fears that a referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region of Iraq would damage the battles against Da’ash after the State Department said the planned vote would distract attention from more important priorities such as the defeat of Da’ash.” 

“The September 25 referendum could turn into a regional crisis and will likely put pressure on the federal unity of Iraq and Syria, Turkey and Iran, as the three countries are home to a large number of Kurds,” she said.



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