News of the escape of the governor of Kirkuk to Erbil


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Alleged leader of the popular crowd Karim Nuri escape the province of Kirkuk article Najmuddin Karim towards Erbil.

Sputnik, Baghdad
The leader told Iraqi media that Najmuddin Karim fled with three members of his protection to Arbil immediately after he knew the progress of the federal forces towards Kirkuk.
The governor of Kirkuk, Necmettin Karim, called on the people of the province to defend their city.
While Iraqi state television announced that Iraqi forces had taken control of “large areas” in the Kirkuk region without confrontations, Kurdish media sources said that Iraqi forces entered the base “K1” without fighting.
The commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, ordered the armed forces to impose security in Kirkuk in cooperation with the people of Kirkuk and Peshmerga forces.
Iraqi and Kurdish officials said Iraqi forces began moving at midnight towards oilfields and an important air base controlled by Kurdish forces near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

Iraqi troops storm autonomous zone occupied by Kurds


Iraqi state media say federal troops have entered disputed territories occupied by the nation’s Kurds.

The move comes three years after Kurdish militias closed the areas outside their autonomous region to defend against an advance by the Islamic State extremist group.

Al-Iraqiya TV says the military, anti-terrorist units and federal police have taken control of some areas around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. It says they advanced without firing a shot.

The convoy comes three weeks after Kurds voted for independence in a controversial but symbolic referendum that Baghdad has so far refused to acknowledge. It says the vote organized by the country’s autonomous Kurdish authority was unconstitutional.

A commander of the local Kurdish police force says Kurds remain in control of Kirkuk province’s oil wells.

Urgent policy .. Kurdistan Regional Government issued an official response to Baghdad

 Twilight News    

 40 minutes ago
The spokesman for the Presidency of the Kurdistan Regional Government, on Sunday evening, a statement by the Office of Information of the Iraqi Prime Minister after a meeting on Sunday, the Prime Minister with the Council of Ministers of National Security, including a number of charges for the Kurdistan region, including the collection of troops and the deployment of fighters from the Labor Party Kurdish Kurdistan in Kirkuk and the imposition of the status quo and prevent the return of displaced persons.
The spokesman for the provincial government, Sven Dzai in a statement published by the government and was seen by the twilight News, “The party that threatens to use force against the Kurdistan region and sets the deadlines for the exit and withdrawal of the government from the areas that the Iraqi army handed them to the Peshmerga and maintained by the Peshmerga, Calling the terrorist, is the Iraqi government and the popular crowd and not the Kurdistan region. ”
“The referendum of the Kurdistan region, which voted for 92 percent of the people of Kurdistan positively and participated in all its components and political parties and orientations showed the truth firmly that the process was democratic and civilian and expressed the will of all the people of Kurdistan and not a certain party as the Iraqi government claim

Kurdish politician: referendum a game of Barzani and the region needs new politicians

Release date: 2017/10/15 23:40 • 6 times read

Kurdish politician: referendum a game of Barzani and the region needs new politicians

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The head of the entity of the new generation (Shahwar Abdul Wahid), the referendum of the province game of the President of the Kurdistan Democratic Union Massoud Barzani, adding that the region needs new politicians to govern.

Abdul Wahid said in an interview with the agency {Euphrates News} today, that “entity (new generation) not only represent us young people but the experienced people who did not enter the political field in the region,” noting that “our ambition in the region to prove to others that There are other figures who are capable of running the state and going into the electoral process. ” 

“All the old parties in the political arena in the region in general all came from the mountain with a combat background and fought the old regime and they have historical legitimacy and use it to stay in power for ever,” he said. 

He added that “all parties in the region are complicit with some and there is one party, the Kurdistan Democratic Party wants to establish a family state in the region, and there are those who support them for their interests, and another part of the parties silent as” change and the Islamic Group. ” 

“We do not believe in an alliance with any of the current Kurdish parties, and Kurdistan needs a new generation to manage state policy,” he said. 

He said that “the actions taken by the federal government for the region served Barzani in the referendum issue because he wants to stay in power by using the issue of nationalism and fueling the situation,” pointing out “the presence of political figures and parties in Iraq using the same mentality Barzani in fueling the situation.” 

“Barzani is not honest using the term (Kurdish state),” noting that “our goal in the next phase to establish a new government in the region and its mission to solve the administrative and economic problems and crises with Baghdad.” 

“We have to return the prestige of the institutions of the region and solve the economic problems that we adopt in resolving with Baghdad,” noting that “the reality we will build with our hands in the Kurdistan region.” He called Barzani to “step down from his chair and leave the region live by its new reality.” 

“We do not want the Kurdish people to imagine negotiating with non-Kurds, but we hope to reach out to them in the event of our arrival to power and remove Barzani from his position,” he said. 

“The solution to the problems between the region and the center is not easy; but there is a real leader and not real, Let our future be together and get back to the dialogue table. ” 

“There is no serious relationship between the region and Israel, but there are Kurdish parties that the Kurdish people believe in supporting the referendum by that country,” he said. “We have good relations with all countries and even with Israel, provided they are transparent and not clandestine.” 

“There is no Kurdish terrorist party, but there are different points of view, and any Kurdish party has its own interests,” he said. “There is no Kurdish party in the region. The right to defend his land, and we have to solve our problems by dialogue and away from the bleeding of blood. ” 

He stressed that “Kirkuk is a Kurdish city inhabited by the majority of Kurdish, and I wish the disputed areas remain on their current status until the resolution of the matter of Article 140,” saying, “We have the right to self-determination and the hope of the establishment of a Kurdish state all the world; but the time is not yet.”

Masoom calls for national interests and belief in the possibility of reaching realistic understandings between Baghdad and Erbil

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President Fuad Masum called for giving priority to the supreme national interests and believing in the possibility of reaching realistic and responsible understandings between Baghdad and Erbil that would preserve the national gains of the Iraqi people in all its components. 
The President of the Republic said in a statement that President Fuad Masum arrived in Baghdad on Sunday evening from Sulaymaniyah after a visit which lasted several days during which he met with a number of PUK leaders as well as Omar Sayyed Ali, the general coordinator of the Change Movement. Dokan Tourism Resort participated in the political offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the presence of Massoud Barzani and Deputy Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Kosrat Rasul, as well as the President of the Government of the Territory, Nechirvan Barzani devoted to search for solutions to the current crisis between Baghdad and Erbil. 
The statement said that Masoum stressed in his meetings during his visit his keenness to continue exerting utmost efforts to crystallize solutions to the current crisis and all the problems facing the country based on the constitutional foundations and to activate the historical brotherhood relations and the joint struggle between the parties concerned. In order to remove fears and suspicions and bring the views closer through frank and constructive dialogues that protect the country’s democratic experience and enhance its gains for all Iraqis without exception. 
He also stressed the “strong confidence of the keenness of the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government and all parties to the Iraqi political process that the continuation and deepening of dialogue is the only way to protect our country and our people from the dangers that beset,” calling for “more efforts and sacrifices for this goal,” and stressed “His determination to spare the country risks starting from the core of his duties and constitutional responsibilities and without a mandate from anyone.” 
The president reiterated “the insistence on the need to strengthen the work together to overcome the current difficult stage,” calling for “the superiority of national interests and the belief in the possibility of reaching realistic and responsible understandings between Baghdad and Erbil that will preserve the national achievements of the Iraqi people in all its components and ensure the victory of our people on terrorism” .

Kurdistan to respond to Baghdad’s allegations about PKK fighters

Kurdistan to respond to Baghdad's allegations about PKK fighters
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The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) denied allegations by the Iraqi government on Sunday of the presence of PKK fighters in the disputed city of Kirkuk.

The Iraqi government on Sunday warned of what it said was the incursion of irregular forces, some belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party in the city of Kirkuk.

Baghdad considered that “a dangerous escalation can not be tolerated and it represents a declaration of war on the rest of the Iraqis and regular federal forces.”

An official source in the Kurdistan Regional Government denied the allegations of the Iraqi government, according to a Reuters quoted without mentioning his name.

The Kurdish official said that apart from the forces of the Kurdish Peshmerga, there is no other military force in Kirkuk and “the newly liberated Kurdish areas,” referring to the disputed areas.

In contrast, intelligence reports indicated that a force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard was stationed in the area along with the popular mobilization forces, according to a Kurdish security official.

Parliament: Baghdad to resume sending heating fuel to Kurdistan soon

 Twilight News    

 one hour ago
“The process of sending white oil, which is used as fuel for heating to the cities of the Kurdistan Region will continue, pointing out that the tensions between Arbil and Baghdad will not affect this process.  
Aiz Abdullah said in a press statement that Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Allaibi told them that the process of sending white oil to the region will continue and that the tensions between Arbil and Baghdad will have no impact on the sending of white oil to the provinces of the Kurdistan Region.
He said the process of sending white oil from the center to the region would resume soon.
He stressed that dealing with Halabja will be a province and will provide its share of white oil.
This comes at a time when the federal government since the holding of the referendum in Kurdistan on September 25 last process of sending the region’s share of white oil, which was a number of tanks sent daily to the region.

Source: Leading Peshmerga leading to Baghdad

Release date: 2017/10/15 20:30


A source familiar with the arrival of a senior leader in the Peshmerga forces to the capital Baghdad.

The source said that “the leader arrived in Baghdad accompanied by a number of leaders of the popular crowd after their meeting in Kirkuk.” 

He added that the visit comes hours before the deadline set by the federal government to withdraw the Peshmerga from their positions in Kirkuk, “The 

source said that” the Kurdish leader will discuss in Baghdad ways to calm the tense situation in Kirkuk and reach an agreement on that, “refusing to reveal the identity of this leader.

Al-Hadithi: The government does not want to clash with the Peshmerga but wants to implement the provisions of the constitution


Since 2017-10-15 at 19:29 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad Mawazine News

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Sunday that the government does not want to clash or engage in war with the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk, reiterating the government’s stance on the implementation of the provisions of the constitution and the exercise of its sovereign powers.

“The Iraqi government’s stance against escalation is to reject the use of the Iraqi army in a war against Iraqi citizens of all components, including the Kurds, and do not seek to clash at all with the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk,” al-Hadithi said in a press statement.

He added that Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi called on the Peshmerga forces to be part of the security effort to contribute to and participate in the process of stabilizing these areas, “constitutionally called the disputed, including Kirkuk,” and to ensure the existence of brotherhood and the interests of all citizens under the supervision of the federal government.

“We are trying to apply the law and the constitution with the mandate of the federal authority, as stipulated in article 143 of the Iraqi constitution, but this does not mean that we call for a clash or engagement or engage in a war with the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk.”

Al-Hadithi stressed that “the federal forces do not want, and can not attack the Kurdish citizens and others, but seeks to implement the Constitution and ensure the enforcement of laws, in these areas and redeployment in the sites where they existed before 10 June 2014.”

And on the granting of the federal government, a deadline for the withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces from their positions in Kirkuk and the disputed areas and return to the so-called blue line drawn by the United Nations under the reign of US civil administrator Paul Bremer, after the fall of the former regime,

As for the existence of time limits or giving a specific deadline for the redeployment of the federal forces, which was present before June 10, Al-Hadithi said, “I have no comment on this subject, but the federal government is committed to the implementation of the provisions of the Constitution and the exercise of its sovereign powers in various files, Constitutionally contested. ”

Al-Hadithi said that “the federal forces at this time have a constitutional and national responsibility to enforce security, maintain order, enforce law, protect citizens and their interests from all components in mixed areas, and maintain brotherly life among Iraqis.”

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