Date of release: 2019/1/27 13:28
The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, on Sunday, that the US military presence in Iraq is necessary to help security forces in the interest of the country as long as there is a threat to exist.
“Our position is consistent that the outstanding issues with Baghdad should be resolved through understanding and dialogue based on the constitution. We have made great progress in our discussions with the Iraqi government and there is close cooperation, especially with regard to the security aspect and the exchange of intelligence to combat,” Barzani said at a press conference after the meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Council. Calling. ”
He pointed out that “we in the Kurdistan Regional Government believe that the presence of US forces in Iraq is necessary to help the security forces as long as he remained in the country,” noting that “this presence is linked to the interest of Iraq.”
He added: “We renew our support for Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and express our appreciation for his efforts.”
And on the budget, said Nechirvan Barzani: “We can say that the budget law for the current year better than its predecessors with regard to the benefits of the Kurdistan region,” noting: “We must solve the problems between Erbil and Baghdad and take the lesson from the past in order to enhance the sense of citizenship to everyone.”
On the events of Chiladze, said the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government: “What happened in Chiladze is very regrettable and declare our solidarity with the victims, but the policy of the Kurdistan Regional Government embodied in the non-use of our territory to destabilize the security of neighboring countries,” explaining: “We form an investigative committee to identify the events of Chiladze and Recurrence “.
He continued: “Unfortunately, a number of citizens were martyred by the Turkish bombardment, but the question is: where were these raids carried out? Not implemented in the villages, but in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, where Ankara considers this presence a justification for its operations and we are in contact with Turkey to discuss this matter.” That “some of the opposition forces are taking the territory of the Kurdistan region to launch an anti-neighboring countries without taking into account the interests of the region .. Our citizens are the victims, while we do not want to be a party to this conflict.”
He pointed out that “the local administrations are constantly warning citizens to cross into the areas of PKK presence to avoid Turkish raids,” saying that “demonstration is a natural right, but the demonstration yesterday was used by some to distort its course.”
In a separate context, Nechirvan Barzani said that “there is no truth to prevent the President of the Republic, Barham Salih from coming to Erbil,” saying: “We have no personal problem with anyone.”