Sahlani: Kurdish delegation is trying to persuade the government to waive the referendum in exchange for the application of Article 140

 

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Since 2017-08-15 at 11:03 (Baghdad time)

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Parliamentarian Helal al-Sahlani revealed on Tuesday the Kurdish political delegation’s attempt to persuade the central government to waive the proposed referendum in areas outside the borders of Kurdistan, in exchange for guarantees and guarantees for the implementation of Article 140. He warns of an international, regional and local conflict.

“The Kurdish delegation is trying to convince the central government that it is possible to waive the draft referendum in areas outside the borders of Kurdistan, in exchange for taking guarantees and guarantees to implement Article 140 of the disputed areas, including Kirkuk,” Sahlani said in a statement received by Mawazine News.

“There is no explicit provision in the Iraqi constitution that speaks of the referendum and the right to self-determination. Neighboring countries oppose the referendum and the independence of Kurdistan,” he said.

He explained that “Article 8 of the Electoral Commission in Kurdistan, obliges the Territory to appoint polling station staff representatives of political entities contrary to international standards.”

The Sahlani, that “in the event of the Kurds insist on holding the referendum, especially in the disputed areas, including Kirkuk, there will be an international conflict, regional and local.”

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Maliki sought political asylum in Russia


 Tuesday: August 15, 2017

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Media sources in Moscow revealed that Vice President Nuri al-Maliki offered to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov political asylum, but indirectly
The sources said that al-Maliki told the Russian minister that he was thinking of moving to Russia to live in the process of sensing the Russian reaction, but was surprised by Lavrov’s response when he said to him: You can live here as an Iraqi citizen if you are not legal obstacles related to your past work in Iraq. He ended his meeting with al-Maliki in a quarter and pretended to be preoccupied with an urgent commitment forcing him to leave

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US Secretary of State: Protecting Kurds and other minorities is a priority of President Trump’s administration

 

In an annual report issued by his ministry.

US Secretary of State: Protecting Kurds and other minorities is a priority of President Trump's administration

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that good progress had been made in the fight against a terrorist organization, adding that the protection of Kurds, Yazidis and other minorities was at the heart of the administration of President Donald Trump.

Secretary Tillerson today published the annual report on “Religious Freedom in the World”, in part referring to crimes committed by an organization advocating against Kurds, Yazidis, Shia Muslims and Christians.

Tillerson said it was clear that Jaafar was responsible for the genocide of Yazidis, Christians and Shi’a Muslims in areas he controlled or controlled.

Adding that the organization is also responsible for committing war crimes and seeking to wipe out these human groups, speaking of “crimes against humanity” and “ethnic cleansing” cases that may also have targeted groups of Sunni Muslims and Kurds.

Tillerson stressed that protecting these groups is a top priority for President Trump’s administration.

The US Secretary of State said that he continues to advocate the targeting of members of various religions, ethnic groups and various components in various forms of attacks, kidnapping, enslavement and even murder and liquidation.

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delegation in Baghdad refuses to postpone the referendum

 

Kurdish delegation in Baghdad refuses to postpone the referendum
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The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the head of the delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum in the Kurdistan Region, Rose Nuri Shaways, said on Tuesday that the delegation, which is currently visiting Baghdad, refused to postpone the date of the referendum on independence from Iraq on 25 of next month.

Shaways said in a press conference from Baghdad that “the delegation refused to postpone the date of the referendum, because it is now the hands of the people of Kurdistan, and the largest part of it now demands to be conducted on time and not to postpone.”

On the meetings held by the delegation in Baghdad, Shaways said, “We held a meeting with Mr. Abadi and it lasted for three hours, and we discussed a lot of issues related to resolving the outstanding problems between Erbil and the federal government, and explained the reason for our approach to the referendum, .

He added that “dialogue and negotiations are the best way to solve the problems, and the parties insisted on not to put any preconditions during the meetings, and we can say that it was a positive meeting.”

As for the positions of the countries visited by the delegation of embassies in Baghdad, Shaways said, “all the embassies that we have visited welcomed the visit of the Kurdistan delegation to Baghdad, and stressed the need for dialogue and understanding to solve the problems, expressing their readiness to help in the success of these dialogues. The reason for our approach to the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region. “

The head of the delegation, who arrived yesterday to Baghdad, that “the Kurdistan regions that fall outside the administration of the region will participate in the referendum process.”

 

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Details of the meeting of the delegation of the Kurdistan region with the President of the Republic

– 8/15/2017 8:28:00 AM 25 Number of readings

 
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The President of the Republic Fuad Masum in Baghdad on Tuesday, the delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum in the Kurdistan region, which is currently visiting Baghdad. 
The Presidency of the Republic said in a statement that the President of the Republic valued the spirit of cooperation and dialogue and the sincere desire to resolve all outstanding issues between the governments of the province and the federal government. 
He also expressed confidence in the possibility of successful dialogue serious and frank in reaching positive results in a manner that ensures the achievement of common interests and strengthen brotherly relations between the two sides and respect for the principles of the Constitution. 
For his part, the delegation, headed by a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Rose Nuri Shaways, the objectives of the visit, stressing the importance and priority of the principle of consultation and constructive cooperation to achieve the common aspirations of the joint progress and protect rights and a decent life, according to the statement. 
The delegation also included a member of the Political Bureau and spokesman of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Saadi Ahmed Bireh, Head of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region Fuad Hussein, a member of the leadership of the Kurdistan Islamic Union Mohammed Ahmed, and the deputies in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament Romeo Hakkari and Ojid Osman, and a member of the House of Representatives Vian Dakhil.

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Sistani’s office for the Kurdish delegation: Your arrival to Najaf is welcome, but to discuss the referendum

Political Since 2017-08-15 at 19:13 (Baghdad time)

 

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An official source told Mawazine News that the office of the religious authority, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, told the Kurdish delegation that began to visit Baghdad to convince the Iraqi parties to the referendum on independence that your arrival in Najaf is welcome, 

According to the source, Sistani’s office welcomed the delegation, led by Rose Nuri Shaways, leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and a member of the referendum council in Kurdistan, but told the delegation members, “Your arrival to the holy city of Najaf is welcome, but the issue of the referendum is not negotiable.”

The Office of the Supreme Reference that “such an issue falls on the federal government, and no income of Mr. Sistani in it.”

The delegation of the Kurdistan region on the referendum to Najaf after a visit to Baghdad, during which he met with the Prime Minister and political leaders.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi discussed with the Kurdish political delegation the activation of the appropriate mechanisms to solve the outstanding problems between Baghdad and Erbil.

The media office of the slaves in a statement received / Mawazin News / a copy, that “the Prime Minister Haider Abadi met the Kurdish political delegation, which was presented to Baghdad.”

The office added that “the meeting witnessed the appreciation of the joint efforts between the federal government and the region in the battle to liberate Mosul and the importance of completing the liberation of all Iraqi territory from the gangs of terror.”

The coalition of state law announced that it welcomes any convergence of views between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, stressing that the articles of the Constitution must govern the movement of all political actors in reference to the referendum, which is planned to hold the Kurdistan region on July 25 next.

“The coalition of state law welcomes any convergence of views between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, in order to develop radical and constitutional solutions to all outstanding problems between them,” the coalition said in a statement received by Mawazine News on the outstanding problems between the center and the two regions.

The coalition of state law, led by Nuri al-Maliki, Vice President of the Republic of the delegations participating in the negotiations that “the Iraqi constitution sets a solid foundation for building a national rapprochement that makes Iraq’s interest above all considerations.”

He added that “the circumstances that Iraq is going through call for all the people of the same nation to make positive dialogue a starting point to give everyone his right away from the policy of my arms or to delete the opinion of the other.”

The coalition said according to the statement, “The articles of the Constitution must govern the movement of all political actors, away from selectivity and de facto policies,” in reference to the region to go by referendum and what may follow.

He expressed the hope of all partners of different affiliations and orientations that “put the interest of the homeland and the citizen in their eyes.”

He also called on them to “have a common interest in providing the requirements for a decent life, preserving wealth and building strong relations between all nationalities.”

A member of the Supreme Council for the referendum in the Kurdistan region Hoshyar Zebari stressed that any attempt to postpone the vote on independence means the end of the Kurdish project.

The Kurdistan region insists on holding the referendum on schedule on the 25th of next month, despite calls for Washington and other capitals to postpone it.

“There is no better than this time to conduct the referendum,” Zebari said at a seminar organized at the University of Salahaddin in Arbil.

Iraqi officials say the constitution does not grant any national group the right to self-determination, but the Kurds have repeatedly said the Iraqi government has never complied with constitutional provisions.

Zebari says the Iraqi constitution does not oppose holding the referendum.

Washington believes that the time is “not right” to hold the referendum.

“Our answer to those who say that the time is not right is that we will not postpone it because if we did so we have no credibility to our masses and how they will trust us later,” Zebari said.

Zebari warned that any attempt to postpone the referendum means his father, “If we missed this opportunity and did not conduct the referendum, it is likely not to be repeated again.”

Zebari, who held two ministerial posts in Baghdad for nearly a decade, said he was confident the referendum would succeed and the population would vote for independence.

Despite the Iraqi reservations, there seems to be no indication on the part of the Kurds to stop their internal and external movements in connection with discussions on forming a long-awaited state.

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.”

The delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum of Kurdistan, began its first official meeting in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi.

The delegation said that “the delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum of Kurdistan held a meeting, Monday evening, with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi.”

The delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum of the Kurdistan region, on Monday, to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, to hold talks with government officials on the referendum.

The Kurdish delegation includes the representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Rose Nuri Shaways Chairman of the Commission, the President of the Office of the Presidency of the Kurdistan region, Fuad Hussein, the spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Saadi Ahmed Bireh, and member of the leadership of the Kurdistan Islamic Union, Mohammed Ahmed, Majed Osman, the deputy in the Parliament of Kurdistan for the Christian component, Romeo Hakari, and the Kurdish Kurdish MP in the parliament for the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Vian Dakhil.

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Abadi reveals what he discussed with the delegation of the referendum on independence

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Tuesday discussed with the delegation of the Kurdistan Region, which is visiting Baghdad to discuss the referendum planned on the 25th of the month for the future independence from Iraq.
Abadi said in his weekly press conference, following the meeting of his government, that dialogue with the Kurdish delegation “was in accordance with the interests of the country.”
Abadi added that “the atmosphere of the meeting was respectful and there was understanding during the meeting.”
Abadi had met with the Kurdish delegation yesterday for two hours, where they discussed the subject of the referendum on independence.
The delegation, which arrived in Baghdad on Monday, a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Rose Nuri Shaways president, and members of the President of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region Fouad Hussein, a spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Saadi Ahmed Bireh and a member of the leadership of the Kurdistan Islamic Union Mohammed Ahmed and deputies in the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region of Turkmenistan Majed Othman And Christian Romeo Hakkari and Yezidi MP in the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil.
The delegation will continue its meetings in Baghdad with the leaders of Iraq, where the program is scheduled to include the Kurdish delegation to visit senior Shiite clerics, including the Supreme Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani.

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Khandan reveals the latest information about the new salary distribution system

– 8/15/2017 3:32:00 AM1898 Number of readings

 

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The Secretary of the Economic Council in the Kurdistan Regional Government, the latest information about the system of saving salaries in the region, explaining that the Kurdistan Regional Government is currently drafting a new system for the distribution of salaries.

The Ministry of Finance in the Kurdistan Regional Government is currently preparing several options to amend the system of saving salaries and the establishment of a new system for the distribution of salaries, he said, adding that the Ministry of Finance has not yet reached the final decision to choose New Payroll System.

He pointed out that there are several signals about the improvement of the economic situation of the Kurdistan region, adding that the World Bank provides support to the Kurdistan region to formulate a new system for the distribution of salaries, noting that the concerned parties are now in the final formulation of the new system.

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Minister: Kurdish delegation will put the dues of farmers in Baghdad

Minister: Kurdish delegation will put the dues of farmers in Baghdad
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The Minister of Agriculture in the Kurdistan Regional Government Abdul Sattar Majid said on Tuesday that the delegation of the referendum will put the Iraqi government on the issue of delay payment of financial dues to the farmers of Kurdistan on the wheat crop marketed from them.

Majid said in a joint press conference with the Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Water in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament, Jafar Aminki, that “the government of the region is working to collect these funds from the federal government, has opened the ministries of agriculture and trade and the Committee on Agriculture and marshes in the Iraqi parliament in this regard, .

He predicted that “the federal government deal worse with the quota to market the wheat crop from the Kurdistan Region.”

Majid added that “the ministry is working to support farmers to improve the reality of local product,” noting that “the ministry has opened the Iraqi government, Iran and Turkey to facilitate the entry of local product to the Kurdistan region.”

For his part, said the Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Water in the Kurdistan Parliament Jafar Aminki at the same conference, “The Iraqi government in Baghdad is pursuing a policy of starvation against the peasants in Kurdistan.”

He added that “the federal government did not hand over the amount owed to farmers in Kurdistan in exchange for marketing wheat crop during the past three years, which amounted to 600 million US dollars,” stressing that the Parliament and the Government of Kurdistan are working to receive.

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starting the meetings of the Kurdistan referendum delegation with the leader of the National Alliance

The start of meetings of the Kurdistan referendum delegation with the leader of the National Alliance
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The delegation of the negotiating delegation to Baghdad appointed by the Supreme Committee for the referendum in the Kurdistan Region is currently meeting with Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the National Alliance, which represents the Shiite component of the ruling Iraq.

The leader of the coalition, Ammar al-Hakim, received at his residence members of the negotiating delegation to Baghdad, which is scheduled to discuss the question of the referendum.

The delegation met earlier today with US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Seelman, Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Erj Musjidi and President Fuad Masum.

 

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