Mullah Bakhtiar responds to a statement by Abadi’s office describing his comments, which were reported by Reuters as false

Policy     access_time 2017/08/20 22:15 ch

Baghdad today – follow-up

The official of the General Authority of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Mullah Bakhtiar that he did not address during the interview with Reuters news agency about Prime Minister Haider Abadi or Vice President Nuri al-Maliki, adding that the information about what happened at the meetings of Kurdish negotiating delegation in Baghdad were reaching him from Before the representative of his party in the delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum of the Kurdistan region.

“I did not address the interview during the interview with Mr. Haidar al-Abadi,” he said. “During my talk about the delegation’s meetings, I relied on the reports that reach us daily in the political bureau of the Kurdistan National Union, by our representative in the Kurdistan delegation, P.

I did not talk about any promises made by Mr. Maliki, neither near nor far during the meeting, Mr. Maliki ruled Iraq for 8 years, and we know him well and know his policy also. ”

He pointed to the Kurdish delegation addressed a question during his meetings with the political parties in Baghdad, do you have any other alternative to guarantee our rights? Then we will be ready to study the issue of postponement of the referendum, “noting that” any alternative may provide us, does not contain Article 140, and the solution of the issue of budget and salaries of employees, we will not recognize it, and we will consider it a conspiracy against us. ”

The Information Office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi denied on Sunday the “false” information published by Reuters on the talk of the official of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Mullah Bakhtiar, while far from reality.

“The Office of the Prime Minister denies the false information published in a report to Reuters about the Kurdish political delegation to Baghdad,” noting that “the correspondent of the Agency was transferred recently to the official body of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Mullah Bakhtiar in the report contains information False and far from reality has not been addressed at all in the talks of the Kurdish delegation, and Mullah Bakhtiar was not originally within the Kurdish delegation. “

The Office of the Prime Minister, “the importance of accuracy in the transfer of information, as the report of the Agency did not take the absolute view of the second party and the opinion of the delegation and only one opinion was not present within the delegation and provided incorrect information.”


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