US Secretary of State Barzani officially announces his country’s rejection of the Kurdistan referendum



Since 2017-08-05 at 10:36 (Baghdad time)


Baghdad Mawazine News

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a telephone conversation with the President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, according to the announcement by the US consulate in Erbil.

In a statement posted on its official website, the consulate said Tillerson had discussed “the latest political and security developments in Iraq” during a telephone conversation with Barzani and praised “the courage and vital role of the Peshmerga in the crushing defeat of Mosul.”

Tillerson renewed “his country’s opposition to the Kurdistan region’s independence referendum on September 25 next September.”

The minister reiterated the United States’ continued support for a “united federal and democratic Iraq.”

At the same time, he encouraged both President Barzani and Federal Prime Minister Haider Abadi to engage in “constructive dialogue on a whole range of issues”.


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