Barzani: We have chosen the voluntary union with Baghdad but we are faced with procrastination

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Massoud Barzani, stressed that the referendum is the right and appropriate decision and the legitimate right of the people of Kurdistan.

Barzani said in an interview with the channel (Arab): “We failed to build partnership with Baghdad, so we had to move, and if we succeeded in building a partnership with Baghdad was not the decision of the referendum.”

Barzani stressed that the international parties do not oppose the referendum, but sees the time is not appropriate, and said: “International parties advise us to postpone the referendum and not cancellation.”

“For those who ask us to postpone, we say give us the alternative,” he said, adding that “Turkey has repeatedly told us to request the postponement or cancellation of the referendum.”

Barzani called for international guarantees to sign any agreement with Baghdad, and said that if the international parties did not come up with a better solution than the referendum, we will proceed.

Barzani spoke about the Kurds and said that after World War I voted for the Kurds to join Iraq, and were the biggest loser of the partnership for decades, there is no remains of the Kurds in the Iraqi army.

“The Kurds were subjected to various kinds of brutality and were denied the right to live safe.”

“In 1991, hundreds surrendered from the Iraqi army, but we did not avenge anyone. After the fall of Saddam’s regime, we helped draft a new constitution, but we foiled it,” Barzani said.

He explained that the people of Kurdistan has proved highly efficient in the management of the region since 1991.

On the Iraqi constitution Barzani said that 55 constitutional articles were violated in the Iraqi constitution by Baghdad, and that the basis of the Iraqi constitution partnership and Baghdad did not adhere to this principle.

“Article 140 of the constitution was supposed to be implemented by the end of 2007,” he said.

And Barzani that the Peshmerga according to the Constitution are part of the Iraqi defense system and this has not been achieved.

He also said, “Baghdad cut the budget for the province is a cut for the livelihood of the people in Kurdistan, so we began to sell oil after cutting the budget not before.”

“We have agreed to form a democratic civilian state but today in front of a sectarian state,” he said. “We do not want to repeat failed experiences in the relationship with Baghdad.”

“We have chosen the voluntary union with Baghdad but we are faced with procrastination, rotation and rotation,” Barzani said.

He said that the President of the Republic of Iraq is a protocol that has no powers, and stressed “there is no partnership between us and Baghdad.”

Barzani explained that our aim of the referendum is to build good and new relations with Baghdad.

He said that after the referendum we will enter into serious negotiations with Baghdad on all issues. The Kurdish people will express their opinion and send a message to the world. There will be openness in the new state and there will be no ethnic discrimination.

He stressed that the vast majority of Kurdish parties and forces are enthusiastic about the referendum.

He stressed that the new state will not interfere with the response of other countries, and we have nothing to do with the Kurdish parts in other countries.

“My political goal since 1962 is to achieve independence for my people,” Barzani said of his political goal. “I will withdraw from political life to leave room for others.”

On the organization of the “Daash” terrorist said Barzani, “Daash” wanted to occupy Kurdistan to the nature of the mountains of the fortified, the border was with “Daash” 1050 km and the confrontation was expensive.

He added that during the war with “Daash” the back of young leaders proud of them.

Commenting on the Iranian intervention, he said: “We reject any Iranian intervention in our affairs.”

Barzani spoke about the Kurdish people and said he cooperated with the security services in an ideal way.

“We have about 300,000 Syrian refugees and more than one and a half million displaced Iraqis,” he said.

“We have Islamic parties and they are committed to national laws and unity, and the Arabs in the Kurdistan region have full rights and are allowed to participate in elections,” he said.

Barzani spoke of infrastructure and said oil was contributing to building a strong infrastructure, but agriculture and tourism were more important.

“In 1991, we had one university in Kurdistan, and today we have 15 public universities and 14 colleges,” he said.



The parliamentary economy calls for the establishment of a fund to collect international grants for Iraq

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Economy News _ Baghdad

A member of the parliamentary economic committee Najibah Najib on Thursday called for the establishment of a fund to raise international financial grants under international monitoring and monitoring, indicating that all donations received by Iraq to rebuild the liberated areas did not appear on the ground and did not see the light.

“Most European and Arab countries have donated to Iraq financial grants to rebuild the devastated cities after liberation from an organized organization, but to this day there are no service projects to restore normal life in these cities and most of the displaced people in the camps,” Najib said in an interview with the Economist News. Liberating their cities, “calling for” the establishment of a fund to collect international financial grants under the supervision and follow-up international to rebuild the cities of the destruction of a very short period and the preservation of funds allocated to Iraq and the end of the crisis of the displaced. “

“The UN supervision will follow up the doors of disbursement of financial grants and preserve them from waste and corruption, and also agree and contract with companies to rebuild the cities destroyed under international provisions.”

The National Alliance sets a condition for sending his delegation to Erbil


07-09-2017 01:34 PM


Baghdad News –

The National Alliance, on Thursday, the arrival of Kurdish delegation negotiator to Baghdad before sending his delegation to Erbil, attributing the reason for the ‘rapid developments’ in the referendum file, and statements made by the President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani recently.

The official of the Kurdish file in the alliance Abdullah al-Zaidi said in a statement, that ‘the delegation of the National Alliance is waiting for the arrival of the Kurdish negotiating delegation to Baghdad before the delegation went to Erbil after the rapid developments in this file’.

The statement added that this was’ in order to confirm the will of the region to resume the ongoing negotiations between the two sides, especially after the statements of Massoud Barzani, as well as the recent decision of the Governor of Kirkuk with the participation of the province in the referendum of the Kurdistan region, to be held on September 25.

Kurdish political sources talk about the possibility of a large postponement of the referendum and the negation denies


Kurdistan Region

Kurdish political sources revealed the possibility of a significant postponement of the referendum in the Kurdistan region.

The sources pointed out that the Kurdistan Democratic Party has prepared a plan to postpone the referendum and presidential and parliamentary elections in the Kurdistan region, stressing the presentation of the plan on the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

The plan to postpone the referendum in return for the acceptance of political blocs to postpone the presidential and parliamentary elections in the Kurdistan region and extend the mandate of Barzani and the current session of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament for another two years. The sources added that representatives of the Patriotic Union told the Movement of Change opposition that they support the postponement of elections and extension of Barzani’s term and the current session of parliament.

For her part, denied the MP for the Kurdistan Democratic Party Ashwaq dry intention to postpone the referendum and the presidential and parliamentary elections in Kurdistan, stressing that it is mere rumors have no basis of health promoted by the rejection of the referendum.

Al-Assi: Kirkuk is an Arab province and the Kurdish referendum is rejected

Political Since 2017-09-07 at 12:41 (Baghdad time)


Baghdad Mawazine News

Kirkuk provincial council member Burhan al-Assi said on Thursday that the province is Arab and informed the Kurds that we rejected the referendum in the province, pointing out that the outstanding problems on the province are concerned by the central government.

“The talk about the referendum in the province of Kirkuk has already been announced as an Arab component we rejected him in addition to the component Turkmen, Christian and other minorities,” Al-Asi told Mawazine News.

He added that “the insistence of the governor and the President of the Council to hold a referendum to join the Kurdistan as they are from the Kurds concerned by the central government is the owner of the final statement in addition to it is concerned about outstanding issues, whether in the oil file or other.”

“The Arabs are an essential component in Kirkuk, the province is Arab and half the province, but the terrorist is called up and therefore the referendum can not be held there.”

And on the arrival of troops from the Peshmerga to the province, said Al-Assi: “We did not see these forces enter the province.”

It is noteworthy that local media reported the arrival of Artal from the Peshmerga forces to Kirkuk and control and forced in the referendum by force.

National Alliance: Kurdish delegation hoped to arrive in Baghdad to negotiate the referendum

Political Since 2017-09-07 at 11:52 (Baghdad time)


Baghdad Mawazine News

The official Kurdish file in the National Alliance Abdullah al-Zaidi, on Thursday, a visit to a Kurdish delegation to Baghdad to discuss the issue of the referendum, pointing out that the coalition required the arrival of the Kurdish delegation to Baghdad before his delegation went to Arbil.

Zaidi, in a statement received / Mawazin News / copy, “We have seen waiting until the arrival of the Kurdish negotiating delegation to Baghdad before the delegation went to Arbil, after rapid developments in this file.”

The official added that “this decision came for the purpose of confirming the will of the region in the resumption of ongoing negotiations between the two sides, especially after the statements of the President of the region Massoud Barzani last, as well as the decision of the Governor of Kirkuk with the participation of the province in the referendum of the Kurdistan region, to be held on September 25.” A43