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Tlm724: Barzani: We have reached the conviction that we can not live with Baghdad  Suspect Friday 22 September

Barzani: We have reached the conviction that we can not live with Baghdad


tlm724  ADMIN:  2017-09-22 BY SOTALIRAQ

Kurdistan officially announces the referendum on independence and send a delegation to Baghdad

The Supreme Council for the Referendum in the Kurdistan Region announced the holding of the referendum on independence on the 25th of this month

“We have not yet received the appropriate alternative to the referendum,” a statement said after a council meeting on Thursday. So the process will be conducted on time without any delay. ”

“All doors are open and in all ways to dialogue with Baghdad. A delegation will be sent to it from the Supreme Council for the referendum on Saturday 23-9. ”

The Council decided that its secretariat would publish its reports on the draft rights of components and declaration of the general principles of the independent Kurdistan before September 25, 2017.

The United Nations offered to the President of the Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani to abandon the referendum on the independence of the Territory, in exchange for helping to reach a comprehensive agreement on the future relations between Baghdad And Erbil.

According to the document presented by the UN envoy to Iraq, Jan Kubic, last Thursday, the proposal calls for the immediate start of the Iraqi government and the government of the government to “organized negotiations, intensive, intensive … without preconditions and an open agenda on ways to solve all problems, And arrangements that will determine future relations and cooperation between Baghdad and Erbil.”


blcd1: What does this possibly mean for Dinar holders?

Tlm724: Please see my notes here :

Tlm724 Administrator: Iran: Kurdistan referendum rejected

Political Since 2017-09-16 at 16:12 (Baghdad time)

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The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ali Akbar Velayati, said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran rejects a referendum on Iraq’s Kurdistan region and supports what the Iraqi government wants.

“The Iraqi people want a united country,” he told reporters on the sidelines of his press conference to conduct a complex operation, according to the Iranian news agency Fars. “The referendum is opposed by the Iraqi government and the majority of the Kurdish people, “Any move, consciously or unconsciously, to separate part of Iraq or any country in the region is rejected by the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

“Iran is a strategic ally of Iraq and we support all that the Iraqi government wants and we oppose everything that this government opposes,” Velayati said, warning that “the division of countries and the separation of nationalities if started in this region will not end.”

He added that “the separation of the various nationalities in the region will be in the interests of the colonizers and arrogance, especially the American administration and the Zionist entity.

Therefore, we reject any national separatist movement in the countries of the region, including Syria, Iraq, Turkey or Iran, because this matter contradicts the views of the majority of the peoples of the region “” The separatist movements of the various nationalities in the countries of the region undermine security, and we reject this. ”

The Kurdistan regional authorities plan to hold a referendum on secession on the 25th of this month, amid the rejection of local, regional and international.

The Council of Representatives of Iraq voted on Tuesday (12 September 2017) to reject the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region and to compel the government to take all measures to preserve the unity of Iraq. The Council of Ministers of the Arab League issued on Wednesday 13 September 2017, An Arab decision unanimously to reject the referendum because of its illegality and its opposition to the Iraqi constitution

tlm724 ADMIN: Iran has made it’s objections loud and clear, it’s powerful stuff. We will see what happens as Sept 25th nears … as investers we don’t want this referendum to go forward. It will set things back in Iraq ! We need them to concentrate on economic reform and policy not all this BS    Wink

tlm724  ADMIN:   Iran threatens to close its borders with Kurdistan in the event of a referendum

17/09/2017 02:26   Trend Press / Continue
The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Admiral Ali Shamkhani, on Sunday, the cancellation of security and military agreements with Kurdistan and the closure of all border crossings with the region in the event of a referendum.

Shamkhani said in a press statement, followed by “Trend Press” that the security and military agreements will be canceled in the event of the Kurdistan region to secede from Iraq.

Pointing out that Iran will work within the framework of securing their common border, to re-examine the way to deal with the presence and movements of terrorist elements in Iraqi Kurdistan and will provide steps completely different from the steps taken previously.

Shamkhani added that the opportunity is still available to officials of Iraqi Kurdistan to respond to good initiatives aimed at securing the interests of the Kurdish people and the State of Iraq and to prevent the establishment of currents threaten security in the region.

Stressing that the referendum is to close all border crossings with Iran.

tlm724  ADMIN:   Shamkhani: Military and security agreements between Iran and Kurdistan will be considered null and void in case of separation of territory from Iraq

Editorial date: 2017/9/17 14:11 • 223 times read
(International: Al Furat News) warned the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani that the military and security agreements concluded between Iran and the Kurdistan region will be considered null in the case of separation of territory from Iraq, stressing that the referendum will not secure the interests of the Kurdistan region.

​ The secretary of the Supreme National Security Council said in a press statement that the referendum would be “a new and destabilizing threat to the Kurdistan region.”

“In the circumstances in which Iraq is close to the efforts and sacrifices of its people, including Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen, from the final stage to purge its territory of the existence of the terrorists, this action lacks legal grounds as well, and certainly will have security implications for the region and Iraq, especially the Kurdistan region.”

Shamkhani pointed out that “the decisive role of the Kurds in the Iraqi government, and the need to continue to take advantage of this possibility in the course of strengthening the security, economic and political structures in the Kurdistan region,” adding: “The trends of Iraq’s neighboring countries opposed to the referendum in the region will lead to the creation of complex conditions For Kurdistan after the referendum. ”

“Iran certainly recognizes only one government and a federation in Iraq,” the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council said. He said that “any violation of this strategic principle will lead to serious reconsideration and change in the course of cooperation between Iran and the Kurdistan region.”