“The vote and results lack legitimacy, and we continue to support a unified, federal, democratic and prosperous Iraq,” he said.
“We are still concerned about the possible negative consequences of this unilateral step, and before the vote we worked with both the Kurdistan Regional Government and the central government in Baghdad to follow an effective framework and promote stability and prosperity for the people of the Kurdistan Region. These aspirations can ultimately not be achieved by Through unilateral actions such as this referendum. ”
“We urge the Iraqi Kurdish authorities to respect the role of the central government, which is constitutionally mandated, and we call on the central government to reject threats or even to indicate the possibility of using force. The United States calls on all parties to In those countries neighboring Iraq to reject unilateral actions and the use of force. ”
“We are encouraging all parties to engage in a constructive dialogue aimed at improving the future of all Iraqis,” he said, adding that “the battle against Daqash is not yet over and extremist groups are seeking to exploit instability and discord. We urge our Iraqi partners to continue to focus on a daunting defeat.”