Pointing to the existence of permanent efforts to reduce the powers and territories of the region …
27/02/2018 – 02:10
News / Kurdistan
Said the pleased Barzani, adviser to the Security Council of the Kurdistan Region, that America always stresses the importance of relations with the Kurdistan Region and its continuation, and seeks to overcome any differences as they occur, noting that the United States «recognizes that the Kurdistan Region an important position in the Middle East».
On his visit to the United States of America, Barzani said in a press statement: “The purpose of the visit is to discuss a number of important issues, such as the relations between the Kurdistan Region and America, the situation in Iraq and improving relations between Baghdad and Erbil.
“So far, we have had many meetings and meetings on these issues, with US officials in the White House and others, including a special meeting with Herbert McMaster, the US national security adviser, and there have been several meetings at the US State Department, and there will be other meetings with Members of the Senate and House of Representatives ».
During his visit to Washington several days ago, Barzani met senior US officials, including national security adviser Herbert McMaster, the US representative to the coalition, Brett McCurk, deputy assistant secretary of state Jonathan Cohen, and others.
On the substance of his meetings with US officials, the adviser of the Security Council of the Kurdistan Region: «First of all, we discussed the general situation in the Kurdistan Region, and our relations with Baghdad formed a major part of those talks, and we told them that the Kurdistan Region has done what is on the shoulders, Iraqi and all its materials, and we stressed that it is necessary to implement the Iraqi government duties, especially with regard to sending salaries of employees of the Kurdistan Region and the opening of airports in the region ».
The dialogues and meetings that took place between the officials of Erbil and Baghdad have no tangible results on the ground, with regard to resolving the existing problems and lifting the punitive measures imposed by the Iraqi government on the territory after the referendum.
Barzani pointed out that the Americans always emphasize that «relations with the Kurdistan Region are important and specificity, and are always seeking to develop them, and express their willingness to resolve the differences that sometimes witness these relations», and «They are convinced that the Kurdistan Region is an important part of the Middle East and important .
As for the organization of the preacher, said pleased Barzani: «Da’ash militarily defeated, and liberated the areas occupied by, but this does not mean that the duel has ended definitively, because it seeks to rise again in many areas, and carried out so far many attacks on security forces in Kirkuk.
Despite the announcement by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the end of the “final victory” on the organization, but the deteriorating security conditions in many areas confirm the continued threat of organization.
Barzani stressed that «in order to eliminate the preacher and the sublime Daash, must find a solution to the factors that encourage the emergence of such terrorist organizations, but Iraq has not yet to do so».
“The referendum was an expression of a nation about its future options for living and how it wants to live,” Barzani said. “This does not mean that we are not realistic, or that we are not. “We believed that the referendum would cut the way for the unjust attacks that the Kurdistan Region was subjected to,” he added. “We needed international guarantees to stop the bloodshed and disasters that had been solved by the Kurdish people for decades. Unfortunately the order was interpreted differently, and we are s Lighter that this interpretation was intended, it was always there are efforts to reduce the powers of the territory of the Kurdistan Region, and to this end have taken the referendum as a pretext, otherwise what was the referendum process to cause any form unjust attack on this level on the Kurdistan Region ».