– Ahmed al-Nuaimi, peace dry 6 October 2017
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi agreed at a French request to contain the crisis and prevent any escalation that could lead to an armed clash to stop the escalation and vowed not to take new punitive measures against Erbil, Iraqi officials said in Baghdad on Thursday. Announcement of the presidency of the Kurdistan region of Iraq led by Massoud Barzani, the final position of the abolition or freezing of the results of the referendum and the delivery of airports and ports of Kurdistan to the federal authority in Baghdad. In exchange for the Iraqi “calm” with the Kurdistan region, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his offensive and threats, declaring that his country would soon close its border with northern Iraq and close the airspace in response to the referendum.
Baghdad was to announce a new package of measures against Kurdistan, according to political sources in Baghdad, including the expulsion of military and diplomats who have been proven to participate in the referendum on secession, based on the provisions of the Constitution in force in the country, which includes various sanctions against Iraqis involved in projects affecting the unity The country, as well as other measures, notably the suspension of the work of a number of government banks in the region and the lifting of the federal guarantee by Baghdad on the region’s financial and legal transactions in Europe and other Western countries. According to a senior Iraqi official in Baghdad, Abadi refused, during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macaron, in Paris, to talk about any dialogue or negotiation with Erbil, including the referendum and its results, provided that it be within the Iraqi constitution only, as Parliament and the government unanimously approved Not to recognize it or its consequences. “The Paris talks focused on the issue of the Kurdish leaders’ plan to secede from Iraq,” said a senior Iraqi minister who accompanied Abadi on a visit to Paris for the new Arab during a telephone conversation with him. And it can not be thought to cut off part of Iraq as a state. “He pointed out that “the French demanded to stop any further actions that Baghdad intends to take, until reaching an understanding with the Kurdish leadership in Erbil to take a positive attitude, and show flexibility in the crisis that began to affect the citizens of Kurdistan, which was approved by the Prime Minister, who stressed , At the same time, that Baghdad will not allow its sovereign actions to cause any harm to citizens in the Kurdistan region, “according to his saying.
Abadi refused in Paris to talk about any dialogue or negotiation with Erbil that includes the referendum and its results
Abadi said, in a joint press conference with Macron held in the Elysee on Thursday evening, that “the referendum of Kurdistan is a departure from the Constitution and consensus,” noting that the Federal Court rejected him because it is unconstitutional. He called on Kurdish Peshmerga forces to “be part of the Iraqi forces under the leadership of the federal authorities, and work with them to impose federal authority” on all disputed areas. t should be noted that the “New Arab” quoted government sources earlier a number of scenarios management of disputed areas, including the solution of the joint administration, which was approved by the Prime Minister from Paris on Thursday evening. وAbadi stressed that Baghdad does not want an ” armed confrontation ” with the Kurdi “We call for the recognition of the rights of the Kurds within the framework of the Constitution,” he said, commenting on the referendum held on September 25. “There is a way to respect the right of peoples to preserve the framework of the constitution and the stability and territorial integrity of Iraq.” France is prepared, if the Iraqi authorities have a desire, to contribute effectively to the mediation initiated by the United Nations.”
Baghdad will not allow its sovereign actions to harm citizens in the Kurdistan region
“The era of the military invasion is over,” the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Massoud Barzani, said in a statement yesterday. “The Turkish and Turkish statements and threats will not affect Kurdistan in its quest for secession,” she said. “The Kurds have proved for 26 years that they are not a threat to anyone and have the best relations with Turkey and Iran.” The Kurds want to exercise their rights in their new entity after the inability of the Iraqi government to provide them with these rights.” The era of the military invasion is over, and there are countries with interests in the region, which are bigger than Iran and Turkey, and will prevent military intervention in Kurdistan.” إTo this, a member of the Parliament of Kurdistan, the “new Arab”, a meeting expected between the Kurdish leaders and the President of the Territory, at the request of the political blocs, to discuss the crisis. According to a member of parliament, the meeting, which was scheduled on Thursday, was postponed until another time of the presence of a UN official to visit the region to discuss the crisis, as well as a US military envoy, likely to “make decisions on the unity of the Kurdish position in any new decision to take on the crisis.”
Erdogan threatens the region
McCron called for the recognition of the rights of Kurds under the Iraqi constitution
“Air flights to northern Iraq have been suspended and the borders and airspace will be closed soon,” Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara. He added that the decision to hold the referendum showed “total intransigence” by the Kurdistan Regional Government, which developed close trade and political relations with Turkey. He continued: “We call on the Kurdistan Regional Government to learn from its mistakes, and take steps to compensate them as soon as possible. You are sitting at the table, and on your right is a former French foreign minister and another Jew is on your left, who are not your friends. ” Erdogan, in an interview with NTV and CNN TV on his return from a visit to Iran, said that Turkey, Iran and Iraq will take a joint decision on stopping the flow of oil supplies from northern Iraq, saying that the Kurdistan region will return to his senses and adjust Of his decision. “If a decision is made to stop the flow of oil in the region, we will take it, Turkey, Iran and the central government of Iraq will do it,” Erdogan was quoted as saying. “The leadership of northern Iraq is witnessing the outcome of the referendum, and is unaware of what it is doing or the steps it is taking.” . He criticized the inclusion of the city of Kirkuk in the referendum , saying that the Kurds have no legitimacy there and they are “invaders” in the region.