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)


Special Mawazine News

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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