“Al-Ghad Press” is unique in revealing why the postponement of the first session of the Parliament of Kurdistan


"Al-Ghad Press" is unique in revealing why the postponement of the first session of the Parliament of Kurdistan

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The source told Al-Ghad Press that “the American president’s envoy to the international coalition against the organization of a supporter, Brett McGuck, visited the headquarters of the Change Movement in the city of Sulaymaniyah this evening and held a broad meeting with the leaders of the movement,” adding that “the Change Movement strongly refused to approve the referendum In the date set on the 25th of this month, and this prompted McGork to put forward the postponement of the first meeting of the Parliament of Kurdistan to the Kurdish leaders.
The source, who asked not to be named, said that “was scheduled to hold the Parliament of Kurdistan, its first meeting on Thursday, but the strong rejection of the movement of change in respect of the referendum during the visit to McGorck led to postpone the first meeting of parliament until Friday evening.”
“The change told the US president’s envoy that it would not agree to hold a referendum and vote on it in parliament,” he said.
The source said that “McGork went directly to Erbil to meet the leaders of the Kurdistan Democratic Party after the meeting with leaders of the Movement for Change and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Sulaymaniyah,” noting that “McGork will convey the position of the movement of change, which confirms the postponement of the referendum of the leaders of the Kurdistan Democratic.”
A source familiar with the parliament of Kurdistan has reported, earlier on Wednesday, to postpone the session of parliament, which is supposed to be held on Thursday, to the evening of Friday.
It is noteworthy that a well-informed source told “Al-Ghad Press” on Monday that the Kurdistan Parliament, decided to hold its meeting on Thursday, an agreement between the three main Kurdish parties.




Parliament holds its meeting tomorrow by reading the law of elections

Editorial date:: 2017/9/13 22:47 

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The House of Representatives, Thursday, will hold its regular session.

His agenda includes the completion of the voting on the draft amendment of the Third Law of Governorates not organized in the region No. 21 of 2008 and the remaining 11 articles, and vote on the draft law to commemorate the sacrifices of the martyrs of the war against gangs and called on terrorists and accelerate the completion of their transactions and care of their wounds. 

The voting on candidates for membership of the Committee of Tribal Disputes in the Governor of Basra, voting on the candidates of the membership of the investigative committee regarding the kidnapped, and voting on the recommendations that were submitted by the Committee of Civil Society Organizations, the Finance Committee and the Committee of Regions and Governorates Not organized in the province and the Committee on Services and reconstruction after hosting the governor of Baghdad and members of the provincial council. 

The first reading of the proposed amendment of the Personal Status Law No. 188 of 1959, the first reading of the draft law on the election of the House of Representatives consists of 45 articles, and presented a report and discussion of the draft law of the Second Amendment to the Central Bank of Iraq Law issued Of Order No. 56 of 2004 on the Coalition Provisional Authority (dissolved) ”


Barzani’s deputy and Trump envoy discuss new proposals on referendum

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(Reuters) – Vice President of the Kurdistan Region Kuzrat Rasul Ali and the US President’s envoy to the international coalition against terrorism, Brett McGurk, on Wednesday discussed new proposals on the Kurdistan independence referendum.
The meeting was attended by US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman and US consul in Arbil, Ken Grosse.
The statement pointed out that the meeting witnessed a detailed study of the situation in the region and Iraq and international policy towards Kurdistan and the region.
During the talks, new visions and proposals on the referendum and guaranteeing the democratic, legal and economic rights of the Kurdish people were highlighted.
He had arrived today in the province of Kurdistan and held meetings with some political parties to discuss the issue of the referendum.
During the meetings, he reiterated the US position on the referendum, saying that his country was postponing the process.


Parliament Speaker and First Vice-President discuss the repercussions of the referendum in Kurdistan

Date of release: 2017/9/14 0:38 • 0 times read
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) Search Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri and his deputy, Sheikh Hammam Hamoudi repercussions of the referendum of Kurdistan scheduled to be held on the 25th of this month.
A statement by the Office of the First Deputy today , “said Sheikh Hamoudi received at his office in Baghdad , Chairman of the House of Representatives and discussed with them the importance of completing the procedures and technical requirements for keeping the official timings relating to the holding of elections on schedule.
” The two sides discussed the implications of the Kurdistan referendum and theneed not to be drawn , including not any interest To the Iraqi people, calling on all political forces to assume their responsibilities starting from their shared vision to save the country “The
statement quoted Sheikh Hamoudi asserting” the role of the House of Representatives in maintaining the unity of Iraq and the call of the three presidencies and leaders of blocs and parties within The parliament and outside to hold a meeting to discuss the referendum and its implications, ”
He said,” We are not against our Kurdish people, but the timing of the referendum is a big mistake and its consequences are very severe, and everyone should know that well. “


What did you demand from Kurdistan in return for postponing or canceling the “independence referendum” on Iraq?



What did you demand from Kurdistan in return for postponing or canceling the "independence referendum" on Iraq?

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Erbil / Al-Ghad Press:
A Kurdish source said on Thursday that the Kurdistan region may postpone the “referendum of independence” in exchange for the regime in Iraq from a federal to a confederation.
“The Kurdish leadership rejected US proposals to postpone the referendum in a session of the provincial parliament in exchange for promises to resolve the oil and administrative differences with Baghdad.”

The source, who declined to be named, said that “the Kurdistan region will postpone the referendum or boil if the regime in Iraq from federal to confederal.”
The source called for “granting Kurdistan broader powers and providing a US guarantee that Baghdad will not attack Kurdistan in the future.”

Barzani raises his tone with Baghdad and America to press to cancel or postpone the “referendum independence”


Barzani raises his tone with Baghdad and America to press to cancel or postpone the "referendum independence"

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Erbil / Al-Ghad Press:
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani said on Wednesday that the Iraqi parliament will not be able to break the will of the Kurdish people to determine their fate. “Whoever wants to test the will of the Kurdish people, let him prefer,” he said.
“All our attempts to partner with Iraq have failed,” Barzani said at a festival to support the referendum held in the town of Aqra in Dohuk province, calling on Iraqi officials to “ask why all these attempts failed.”

Barzani pointed out that “the Kurds are waiting for independence a hundred years ago, but if they have a substitute for the referendum ensures the achievement of all the goals we will accept it.”

Meanwhile, US President Bill Clinton’s envoy to the United States, Donald Rumsfeld, arrived in Sulaymaniyah to try to dissuade the Kurds from holding a referendum on independence from Iraq on September 25.
Informed sources told “Al-Gharab Press” that “McGork accompanied by the US ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, met with a member of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Hiro Ibrahim, to discuss the referendum in the Kurdistan region.”
The sources added that “the US official then met with the General Coordinator of the Movement for Change Omar Sayed Ali,” adding that “McGurk will then go to Erbil to meet the President of the region Massoud Barzani.”
The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to reject a referendum in the Kurdistan region and gave the commander-in-chief of the armed forces the authority to take the necessary measures to prevent the referendum, which angered officials in Kurdistan and authorized him to use military force against the region.


Washington calls for postponement of the referendum through the issuance of a resolution of the Kurdistan Parliament

Al-Sulaymaniyah – Iraq Press – September 13: A member of the Chamber of Diplomatic Relations in the Movement for Change, Kurdish Hoshyar Omar, said Wednesday that the United States renewed its refusal to hold a referendum in the Kurdistan region, explaining that the US delegation demanded to prevent the referendum through a resolution of the Kurdistan Parliament .



In a television interview, Omar said US envoy Brett McGuck had met with the leadership of the Movement for Change (PMC) on Monday night. “McCurg’s visit came to inform Kurdistan of the American position on the referendum,” Omar said.



“The US delegation called for postponing the referendum by issuing a resolution from the Kurdistan parliament,” Omar said. “The envoy informed us that America’s position is against the referendum on September 25 in a clear and frank manner.”



“The American delegation confirmed that they discussed yesterday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haid al-Abadi that America, Britain and France will participate in addressing the problems existing between the region and Baghdad and create a new framework for relations between the two sides with guarantees.”



It is scheduled to hold the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region, the first meeting on Thursday after a break of more than two years, and will file the referendum on the Kurdistan region on the agenda of parliament. Finished