Tension appeared clear between Washington and Erbil, where the presidency of the Kurdistan region denied a telephone call between the President of the region Massoud Barzani and US Secretary of State Rex Talerson after the Kurdish media was close to Barzani in what the US special envoy to the International Coalition against Brett McGuck, Iraq’s Kurdistan is not a good idea, and will have catastrophic consequences with the near restoration of Tal Afar and Hawija.
The presidency of the Kurdistan region denied on Saturday that the President of the region Massoud Barzani had received any telephone contact from US Secretary of State Rex Tlrsson in what was considered US special envoy to the international coalition against the organization urged Brit Mkgork that the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region of Iraq is not a good idea, With the imminent restoration of Tal Afar and Hawija, while the Movement for Change (Kuran) considered that the personal and partisan agendas behind the referendum to cover up the failed files involving the Kurdistan Democratic Party and its leader.
After the US consulate in Arbil that Talerson had a telephone call with Barzani and discussed a number of things including the referendum of Kurdistan, said a spokesman for the presidency of the Kurdistan region Omid Sabah in a statement seen by “Elaf” It is not true to the news that indicated a telephone call between Barzani and Talerson About two days ago.
“There was no telephone contact,” he said. “The news is baseless.”
Ready for dialogue with Baghdad
The US consulate in Erbil dropped the news from its official Facebook page, and neither the Consul nor the US Embassy could comment on it.
The spokesman for the presidency of the Kurdistan region, Omid Sabah, said that Baghdad is ready for dialogue both before and after the independence referendum, stressing the lack of conditions in the upcoming negotiations.
The Kurdistan region has formed a number of delegations to officially visit the capitals of the neighborhood with the file of independence, including Baghdad, which in turn reserves the right to hold the referendum.
The referendum is due to take place on January 25.
Omid Sabah said that the Kurdistan region will not close the doors of dialogue and has no conditions in terms of negotiations with Baghdad on the referendum.
“Dialogue is the best way to move the Kurds peacefully.”
Sabah pointed out that the Iraqi government has shown its readiness for dialogue on the referendum, whether before or after it.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said at a previous news conference that the referendum on independence was “unconstitutional” and Baghdad “will not deal with him.”
Kurdish officials say the independence of Kurdistan will boost Iraq’s security and fight wars like those over the past years.
Barzani: This is the position of Washington and the reason for the fears of Ankara and Tehran
The head of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, that the referendum process scheduled for September 25 next September, will not pose a threat to anyone, but the survival of the situation as it would pose a great danger.
“The purpose of the referendum is to protect the Kurdish people from the recurrence of disasters and tragedies in the future,” Barzani told a delegation of Kuwaiti journalists visiting Erbil.
On the concerns of the countries of the region of the referendum Barzani said that “the countries surrounding the region should not be afraid of the referendum, as the Territory has proved in the past 26 years as a stabilizing factor in the region.”
Ghazal Barzani, Kuwait and the Gulf states, said that the region’s economic and political relations in the region will be stronger after the referendum.
Barzani said that “the Iranian-Turkish objection to the referendum is due to the presence of Kurds in their countries,” noting that “the United States did not show rejection, but said that the time is not appropriate.”
He stressed that the referendum is the decision of the Kurdish people “and the people is higher than the parties will not give up his right and will not back down from his decision under any pressure.”
Barzani pointed out that, based on previous experiences, it is better to have the territory and the Iraqi government good neighbors to prevent the occurrence of greater problems.
On the current situation in Mosul, he said that “had it not been for the Peshmerga forces, Mosul has not liberated and overcome the organization of a preacher,” adding that the region received more than one million displaced by the military operations in Iraq.
MacGorek: Kurdistan referendum harms the fighting of a preacher
For his part, said the US special envoy to the international coalition against the organization urged Brit McCarthyk that Washington needs cooperation between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army to liberate the town of Hawija in Kirkuk, indicating that the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region of Iraq is not a good idea, and will have disastrous results with the near restoration of Hawija .
In contrast to the denials of the region, McGowork said Foreign Secretary Rex Tilerson spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani over the past few days to pave the way for future steps.
He added that “the idea has not been prepared in a good way, and the importance is still to face the dangers of a sympathetic organization, and that the coalition needs major operations against the organization in Hawija in cooperation between the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces.”
Daqish has been in control of the town of Hawija and its affiliates for nearly three years and has prevented civilians from going out into the uninhabited areas. McGork said the Hawijah battle would be “very complicated”.
The presidential envoy predicted the presence of 1,000 Mujahid fighters in Hawija, although he pointed out that exact figures were sometimes difficult to determine.
He said there were 80,000 civilians in and around Hawija.
To date, Iraqi forces and the Peshmerga have not announced any timetable or timing to break into the predominantly Arab Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk.
For the first time in nearly a quarter of a century, the Peshmerga forces fought alongside the Iraqi army in the context of the battle of Mosul in a move considered by Iraqi officials as a “historic” backlash. The appearance of military leaders in response to Iraqi army leaders behind Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Pointing out.
Kurdish officials say the independence of Kurdistan will strengthen military cooperation between Baghdad and Erbil and strengthen the anti-terrorism front through joint coordination.
But coordination between the Kurdistan region and Baghdad is limited to the military and security aspects only, where differences are still ongoing economic and political files.
Arbil and Baghdad have a history of years of disagreements, especially those related to energy, budget and disputed territories, as well as other contentious issues.
Change: Turkey wants to make another Cyprus
The position of the presidency of the Kurdistan region does not represent the full desire of the Kurdish referendum, where a member of the House of Representatives for the bloc of change, Hoshyar Abdullah, that his bloc is still on its position on the referendum in the Kurdistan region, noting that the decision comes within “personal and partisan agendas to cover up the failed files implicated by the party The Kurdistan Democratic Party and Massoud Barzani, “as he put it.
Abdullah said during a television interview that “the movement of change is still the same opinion that the timing of the referendum is wrong and this agenda is a personal and partisan agenda of Massoud Barzani,” stressing that “one of the most important of these agendas may be held by the referendum at the internal level, In the region, and the extension of the mandate of Massoud Barzani again, in addition to covering up the failed files of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and his government, especially the issue of salaries and cover up the oil file, as for the outside, the Kurdistan Democratic Party is a pawn and not a player, P in Mosul “.
“We believe that all regional and international parties, including the international community, the United States, the League of Arab States and the European Union, except Turkey, are opposed to the referendum in the Kurdistan region, because Turkey gave the green light secretly to the KDP to take this step because Turkey wants to be There is another Cyprus in the Kurdistan region and Kurdistan is a backyard for their policies. “
He called on the Movement for Change, the Democratic Party, to retreat from “previous positions and resort to the language of reason and logic in dealing with the situation that surrounds the region,” pointing to the existence of a sharp split within the Kurdish community rejection and acceptance of the referendum.
It seems that this situation will ignite a Kurdish-Kurdish conflict again, where the Kurdistan Democratic Party has already strongly rejected the statements of President Fuad Masum on the independence of the Kurdistan region and said that the presidency came on the shoulders and votes of the Kurds and is not equivalent to a drop of their blood and sacrifices and will not allow the “infallible” Dream of establishing their state and will respond to it on the day of the referendum.
The Democratic Party said in a statement that “it rejects the statements of infallible, which announced during the meeting of diplomatic missions that the referendum is no more than an ambitious, and can not be achieved at the present time separation,” describing him as “a dangerous statement and a bad message to the world’s countries impede the results of the referendum and reduce the That “.
Democratic MP Pirawan Khailani said that the statements of the infallible serious is a gross disregard for the will of the Kurdish people and their sacrifices and the future of the province and said that infallible exceeded all opponents of the referendum in pain and pain and seems to have been expelled from his nationality and the people of his skin as described in the statement.