Release date: 2017/9/12 20:45
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi renewed his rejection of the referendum on the independence of Kurdistan from Iraq scheduled for September 25, “warning of the repercussions of the referendum on the Kurds themselves.”
Abadi said in his weekly press conference on Tuesday that “the Council of Ministers discussed for a long time the question of the referendum of Kurdistan and reiterated the preservation of the unity of Iraq in accordance with the Constitution and stressed the dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues between the federal government and the provincial government and stressed the unconstitutionality of the decision to go to referendum, With the laws in force for Iraq as well as laws. ”
He added that “the referendum can not be held on one side, linking historical and fateful relations and our fate and one fate, we tried the differences and conflicts in the era of the tyrant born and left tragedies and massacres and tried to cooperate and coordination.
He explained that “the unity of our people have achieved these victories, which impressed the world and should not be lost, is still urging in Hawija.”
He called on Abadi to “stay away from those who ascend nationally and racially and rhetorically to Iraqi citizens from the Kurds in the region and beyond that the Council of Ministers and its president is for all Iraqis and are keen to achieve all their hopes and provide a life of dignity and safety.”
He added that “Kurdish citizens have achieved in Iraq after 2003, what they did not achieve in the past centuries and this right for them because they are Iraqi citizens of the first class and to observe them as citizens and to know what is going on in Iraq and the region and the international situation, I know my information and data, the steps taken to hold the referendum will be lost All that is done to them and beware of all who want to drag us to a new sedition where we continue to pay the price of destruction and debt because of the policies of the former regime. ”
He pointed out that “the imposition of the status quo by force is unacceptable and will not continue. The Baathist regime has tried this and we must resort to dialogue to resolve all the differences, but we will not allow the division of Iraq with respect for the aspirations of the Kurdish people, but we can not impose opinions and call for unity of the word. In one’s interest, the solution is dialogue. ”
“Now the oil is exported from Kirkuk and the wells of the province were taken after the fall of Mosul in June 2014 and the region is issued in violation of the law and the constitution, and that is by force, but why the salaries are not available in Kurdistan.”
“Those who lose from the referendum are the Kurdish citizens, so I call on the Kurdish leadership to come to Baghdad to open dialogue and no other option and are keen on relations and we will continue with them, but this referendum will endanger the security of Iraq and the region,” he said.
The commander-in-chief of the armed forces that “the next operations will be the liberation of Hawija and western Anbar, up to the Syrian border.”
“He is heading to New York next week to attend the UN General Assembly, an opportunity to meet with world leaders to get support for Iraq in the reconstruction of liberated cities and all provinces, as well as showing the victories of Iraq and the achievement of economic reform and fighting corruption.”
“We must continue to fight terrorism in the rest of the world, and we have provided assistance to Egypt and Libya in this field. We must eliminate the hotbeds of terrorism through meetings with these countries, as well as the criminalization of support and support. We want to push a draft law criminalizing, “He said.