US Department of State: Our historical relations with the Kurdistan Region have not changed because of the referendum


By Rudao one hour ago
الخارجية الأمريكية: علاقاتنا التاريخية مع إقليم كوردستان لم تتغير جراء إجراء الاستفتاء

Roudao – Erbil

The United States of America announced Tuesday that its historical relations with the people of the Kurdistan Region have not changed due to the holding of the non-binding referendum held on 25 September.

“The United States is deeply disappointed by the decision of the Kurdistan Regional Government to hold a unilateral referendum today on independence, including in areas outside the Kurdistan region of Iraq,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Noiret said in a statement.

“The historical relations of the United States with the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has not changed in the light of the non-binding referendum held today, but we believe this step will increase the situation of instability and difficulties for the Kurdistan region and its people.”

As the spokeswoman explained that “a referendum on one side will largely complicate the relationship of the Kurdistan Regional Government with the Government of Iraq and neighboring countries.”

“The battle against Daqash is not over, extremist groups are seeking to exploit instability and differences, and we believe that all parties should engage in dialogue to improve the future of Iraqis,” she said.

“The United States opposes violence and unilateral movements by any party to change borders,” she said.

“The United States supports a united, federal, democratic and prosperous Iraq,” she said. “It will continue to look for opportunities to help Iraqis achieve their aspirations under the constitution.”

Translated and edited by Azad Jamkari


Abadi: We are not ready to discuss the results of the referendum of the Kurdistan Region


By Rudao 2 hours ago
العبادي يزور مقر قيادة العمليات المشتركة
Abadi visits the headquarters of joint operations

Roudao – Erbil

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday that he did not recognize or deal with the results of the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region, noting that “we are not ready to discuss the results of the referendum or deal with it.”

Abadi said in a speech during his visit to the headquarters of joint operations, that “our forces are fighting on the ground and did not occupy anything secondary, such as the referendum and others,” noting that “some and with these sacrifices want to infuse the region with fat.”

Abadi added that “the Federal Court decided not to hold the referendum for unconstitutionality,” noting: “We are not ready to discuss the results of the referendum or deal with him.”

He explained that “we will not resort to the imposition of the status quo by force and we will rely on the Constitution,” noting that “the Federal Court is to resolve the dispute and not others.”

He pointed out that “we will not accept the results of the referendum, we and no other party will not have any results,” stressing that “we will step up our actions to hold those who have this chaos and discord responsibility, not the Kurdish citizens.”

Abadi pointed out that “the disputed areas must return to the federal authority,” pointing out that “there are displacements and threats to citizens by force and manipulation of the referendum.”

The voting process began on the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, on Monday 25/9/2017, where the ballot boxes opened at 8:00 am Erbil time, while the people went to the cities of Kurdistan to cast their votes amid the songs and joys.

And saw the polling stations in the whole of Kurdistan, a large turnout of the people, which was flooded with feelings of pride and enthusiasm and optimism.


Jubouri Kubic is looking forward to a bigger role by the United Nations to address the effects of the referendum


Since 2017-09-25 at 22:44 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad Mawazine News

Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri, looked forward to a greater role by the United Nations to address the effects of the referendum that took place in the Kurdistan region in order to contain the repercussions that may result from it.

This came during a meeting with the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jan Kubic, during which he discussed the most important political and security developments and the referendum that took place in the Kurdistan region.

They also discussed a file of aid to the displaced and international efforts to return them to their liberated areas from the control of the organization calling the terrorist.

“We look forward to a greater role by the United Nations to deal with the effects of the referendum that took place in the Kurdistan region in order to contain the repercussions that may result from it,” Jubouri said, stressing that Iraq sticks to the unity of its territory and keen on the survival of Kurdish citizens within the unified Iraq.

The speaker of the House of Representatives appreciated the humanitarian effort of the United Nations in helping Iraq through the reconstruction of cities affected by military operations against the organization of urging and accelerating the return of displaced families to their areas.

For his part, Kubic praised the efforts of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to pass laws and decisions that will enhance stability in the country.

Secretary-General of the United Nations warns of destabilizing the region because of the Kurdish referendum

The Secretary – General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres warned on Monday, destabilize the region because of the referendum secession of the province of Kurdistan .

“The United Nations warns of instability in the region because of the referendum in the region and I am concerned about the potential for instability,” the secretary general told a news conference.

He called on Antonio Guterich to “resolve the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil dialogue,” stressing that he “respects the territorial integrity of Iraq .”

On Monday, the Kurdistan region held a referendum on secession from Iraq in the region and disputed areas, despite the popular and international rejection of the referendum, which reached a rate of participation to 78%, while the referendum witnessed violations by voters who expressed their opinion for more than once.

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Kurdish citizens and deputies voted “no” and others did not participate


Since 2017-09-25 at 16:39 (Baghdad time)


Special – Mawazine News

Mawazine News / learned from high sources, Monday, that a large number of citizens of the Kurdistan region voted “no” to the referendum, while confirmed the participation of a small proportion of citizens to the referendum.

The social networking sites addressed a series of photographs showing “the vote of a large group of citizens of the Kurdistan region who reject separation from the central government (no) in the referendum of the Kurdistan region.”

The source, who preferred not to be named, that “a small proportion of the population of the province of Sulaymaniyah and Kirkuk participated in the referendum and part of them voted without a referendum.”

And boycotted the head of the change bloc, Sarwa Abdel Wahid, today, the referendum of Kurdistan not to recognize the legitimacy of the President of the region Massoud Barzani, also indicated that it can not turn a blind eye to corruption and stealing oil revenues.

The official Iraqi television reported on Monday (25 September, 2017) that the percentage of participants in the referendum of the provinces of Sulaymaniyah and Kirkuk is very weak.

It is noteworthy that a well-informed source in the province of Kirkuk revealed on Sunday (September 24, 2017) the displacement of a number of residents of the province ahead of the referendum in the province for fear of worsening events in the province, while stressing that the rate of movement of natural citizens in the areas do not exceed 20% 29

From: Haider Mitham


(Sumer News) published the details of a letter sent by Iraq to the International Monetary Fund on the economy


BAGHDAD – The Iraqi government has told the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it can not comply with some of the criteria for its credit-standing agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2015 because of increased spending.

“The Iraqi economy is still suffering in the wake of attacks by the oil industry and the shock of oil prices that hit the economy in mid-2014,” said a letter sent by Undersecretary of Finance Maher Hammad and central bank governor Ali al-Alak to the IMF. To counter this double shock, the government has taken bold but necessary steps towards putting its public resources on a sustainable path and welcomed the support of the international community, which secured a credit worth of SDR 3,831 billion (about US $ 5.3 billion) for three Years we have held with the International Monetary Fund as well as significant support from donors. “

“The economic and financial policy note shows that none of the performance criteria for the end of December 2016 and one of the continuing performance criteria could be met, and one of the performance criteria for the end of June 2017 was probably not met. “The government was unable to meet these performance standards because of the spending pressures of the war against Daqash and the resulting humanitarian crisis at a time of sharp drop in oil prices, so we were forced to increase spending in 2016 and pay less external arrears than the program.”

“The non-compliance with the continuous performance standard resulted from the accumulation of external arrears of US $ 2.5 million for approximately two months at the beginning of 2017 and arrears of US $ 157 million for several days at the beginning of July 2017. All of these arrears have been repaid.”

“In the light of the temporary nature of these arrears and the steps referred to in the Economic and Financial Policy Note aimed at continuing the planned implementation of the program and improving cash management mechanisms, the Government requests exemption from non-compliance with the Continuous Performance Standard and one of the performance criteria Scheduled for the end of June 2017. We also request exemption from the requirement that the four performance criteria established for the end of June 2017, for which no information is yet available, will apply. “

: No reduction of our activities in the Kurdistan Region


UN: No reduction of our activities in the Kurdistan Region
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A spokesman for UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said on Monday that the activities of the United Nations organizations in the Kurdistan region will continue without any reduction, calling for addressing the problems between Arbil and Baghdad through negotiation and dialogue.
In a statement issued today, Duyarek expressed the concern of the United Nations organizations about the potential negative effects of the referendum held by the Kurdistan Region today, pointing out that the Secretary-General of the Organization believes that all outstanding problems between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government should be resolved through in-depth dialogues and constructive negotiations.
He added that the Secretary-General expected the United Nations to continue its activities in Iraq, including the Kurdistan region without any reduction, and called on the parties concerned to continue its cooperation with the UN envoy.
Observers point out that this international statement is a flexible statement that does not contain any intensity and does not contain any rejection of the results of the referendum in the region, which shows that the international organization will deal with the results of the referendum later.


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