White House comment on Kurdistan referendum


Date of release: 2017/9/25 22:33 • 122 times read
The White House confirmed that the United States hopes that the unity of Iraq will be maintained after the referendum on the separation of the Kurdistan region.
“We are looking for a unified Iraq to be able to eliminate the oppressive and confront Iran,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a news conference on Monday.
The Kurdistan region held on Monday, a referendum for separation from Iraq, including the disputed areas and the province of Kirkuk and closed the ballot boxes at 7 pm after the extension of the referendum for one hour.
According to the Electoral Commission in Kurdistan, which began counting and sorting immediately after the closure of the funds that the participation rate until 5 pm today was 76%.
The referendum was held despite the rejection of the federal government and neighboring countries, regional and international community except Israel.
Baghdad has said it will never recognize the referendum as unconstitutional and threatens the unity of Iraq and the region.



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


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

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutierrez on Monday warned against destabilizing the region because of a referendum on the secession of the Kurdish region .

“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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“No to the referendum” calls for the cancellation of the results of the referendum in the Kurdistan region

 Monday 25 September 2017 – 18:14 GMT

The “No to the referendum” in the Kurdistan region, on Monday, accused the Kurdistan Electoral Commission of “preventing” the observers of the movement from participating in monitoring the referendum process, while describing the referendum as “comic”, called on local and international parties to “cancel” the results.

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The movement said in a press statement, according to Alsumaria News: “Since the start of the declaration of the referendum by a group of political parties outside the institutions of legitimacy and democracy, without legal basis, as well as the exploitation of all media and government centers to serve them, have worked systematically against the front not to the referendum as well as Pressure exerted on the members of the front not to the referendum and impede the activities propaganda. ”

The movement added that “the Electoral Commission and the referendum prevented the observers of the Movement not to the referendum to participate in monitoring the referendum process in the polling stations,” pointing out that “these practices led to widespread fraud and falsification of the referendum and caused a devaluation of the referendum.”

“Local stakeholders and the international community must cancel the results of this comic referendum,” the movement said.

On Monday, Iraq’s response went to the polls to vote in a referendum on the secession of the Kurdistan region from the central government, despite the rejection of Baghdad, regional states and the international community, as well as Kurdish parties calculated for the risks of this step.



Iraqi – Turkish maneuvers on the common border


 Monday 25 September 2017 – 16:32 GMT


The Iraqi Defense Ministry on Monday announced the start of large-scale Iraqi-Turkish military exercises on the common border between the two countries.

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“Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Osman al-Ghanmi announced the start of large-scale Iraqi-Turkish military exercises on the common border between the two countries,” the Al-Alam correspondent reported.

Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim announced on Monday that Iraqi officers and soldiers would participate in Turkish maneuvers at the Iraqi border.

On Monday, Iraq’s response went to the polls to vote in a referendum on the secession of the Kurdistan region as an independent state from Iraq, despite the refusal of Baghdad, Ankara, regional states and the international community, as well as Kurdish parties.



Parliament demands Abbadi to attend its meeting in the absence of Kurds .. And the third session on the agenda

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi parliament has held its regular session, headed by Salim al-Jubouri, and the absence of Kurdish deputies to discuss the current political crisis and vote on the wording of a resolution on the subject of the third round and improve the rate and vote on the wording of the resolution On the cancellation of the decision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which prohibits the transfer of transport to the universities of their homes. “
The sources added that “Speaker of the Parliament, Salim Jubouri, informed the representative of the government in the House of Representatives the need to attend the Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, to today’s meeting, to discuss the issue of the referendum of Kurdistan, which is taking place today in three provinces are Dahuk, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, “, Adding that” the session includes the report of the work of the Committee of Experts to select the members of the Electoral Commission for elections, the voting on the candidates of the membership of the investigative committee on the abducted, the vote on the proposed law to amend the law of the High Commission Independent Electoral Commission M 11 of 2007, vote on the proposed law of the second amendment to the law of the Independent High Electoral Commission No. 11 of 2007. ” 
And increased “as the session includes the completion of voting on the draft amendment to the Third Law of Governorates irregular in the region No. 21 of 2008 and vote in principle on the proposed law to amend the law of the elections of the House of Representatives No. 45 of 2013 and vote in principle on the proposal to amend the law of personal status No. 188 for the year 1959

Al-Abbadi: We will never recognize the results of a referendum and the region is part of Iraq


Date of release: 2017/9/25 18:34 • 154 times read
[Ayna-Baghdad] A
spokesman for the Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, said on Monday that the Iraqi government does not recognize the results of the referendum of Kurdistan and will not deal with him because it is not legally binding for the federal government.
Saad al-Hadithi said in a press statement that “the government does not recognize the results of the referendum and will not deal with the results of the value is not legally and does not entail any impact or legal obligation of the federal government and will not change the reality of Iraq constitutional or legal provided for by the Constitution of its borders and geography and constitutional extended from Zakho To FAO that the Kurdistan region is part of Iraq. ”
He added that the Iraqi government will never recognize the results of the referendum because it is contrary to the Constitution, and will not change the position of Iraq provided for by the Constitution, “stressing that” the government is committed not to hold any referendum or dialogue on the results of the referendum. ”
In the same regard, al-Hadithi said that “we have asked the concerned countries to stop dealing with the region regarding oil and border crossings and there are assurances and commitment by these countries to maintain Iraqi sovereignty over the territorial integrity, including the Kurdistan region,” stressing that “the return of the Iraqi government on these two files can not Dealing with the Kurdistan Regional Government. ”
He also pointed out that “the government is striving to take the necessary steps to maintain the unity of the country and maintain the state of living and brotherhood, including Kurdish citizens,” noting “We are keen on them and the safety and security and interests of all the Iraqi people of all components, including Kurdish citizens.”
“There is a regional position supportive of the Iraqi government and the international will of the Security Council, the United Nations, the Arab League and the neighboring countries, which include Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the European Union, the Security Council statement and the American, British, French and Russian positions on the need to respect sovereignty, Iraq and the failure to approve the referendum of Kurdistan and rejected the consequences and consequences of it. ” http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=66372

Forces clear Anbar route to Islamic State haven, readying for invasion


An Iraqi army convoy in Mosul.

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces are clearing the road to a second Islamic State haven in western Anbar preparing for a military offensive to recapture it, a local official was quoted saying.

Rageh al-Eissawi, a member of Anbar province council’s security commission, said in a statement that security forces launched wide-scale combing operations at roads leading to the town of Rawa preparing for an invasion against Islamic State militants.

He said the operations coincided with intensive air raids on the area by Iraqi warplanes.

Bomb squads are also clearing roadside bombs planted by the militants at those areas, Eissawi added.

Iraqi army forces on Thursday completely took over the town of Annah, just two days after operations launched to free western Anbar from IS.

Islamic State

Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa had been held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic “Caliphate”. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them in 2015 and 2016.

Iraqi government and paramilitary forces are currently in parallel operations to retake Kirkuk’s Hawija from the militants. They recently recaptured Salahuddin’s town of Shirqat as part of the offensive.