Don961: Trump: Hostile regime policy leads Iran to the abyss

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President George W. Bush rejected Iran’s hostile policy towards the United States and its allies in the region, reiterating his warnings that Tehran would face “enormous power” if it tried to threaten Washington’s interests in the Middle East.

Trump said Iran would face “enormous power” if it tried to do anything against the interests of the United States in the Middle East, adding that it had shown strong hostility toward Washington.

On the other hand, it seems that Tehran has chosen to calm down after the serious American threats to any hostile movements in the region, and the Iranian president expressed his desire to make the dialogue to reduce the level of tension between the two countries.

Observers said Tehran was aware of the seriousness of US threats and learned that the option of escalation would lead to a war that the regime could not resist or withstand.

Speaking to reporters as he left the White House for a Pennsylvania event, Trump said he was still ready to talk to Iran “when they are ready,” but made clear that no discussions were taking place.

Trump’s comments came despite appeals by Tehran that the United States treat them with respect rather than threat of war, following remarks by the US president yesterday and raised concerns about possible conflict between the two countries.

“As far as Iran is concerned, we will see what happens,” Trump told reporters. “But they have shown great hostility … they are the first instigator of terrorism.”

“I think Iran will make a very serious mistake if it does anything. If it does something, it will face tremendous power, but we have no indication that it will.”

Trump warned Iran’s leaders not to engage in talks unless they were ready to negotiate.

But in a sign of approaching confrontation, a year after Washington pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposed sanctions, Tehran announced a four-fold increase in its low-enriched uranium production rate.

On the other hand, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said he favored talks and diplomacy but did not accept them under the current circumstances. “Today’s situation is unfavorable for talks and our choice is only the resistance,” Rohani was quoted as saying.

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Don961:    Article 140 between the United Nations and Nejervan Barzani

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Hassan Shankali

Mr. Najirvan Barzani, in an interview with the UN representative on the readiness of the whole province and work closely with the Iraqi government through the next cabinet to normalize the security situation in the disputed areas and resolve the outstanding problem between Baghdad and Erbil and work seriously to return the displaced to their areas after being destroyed by Gangs and advocates of criminal and based on the administrative and moral responsibility to the residents of the disputed areas and the closure of this hot and spread on the political arena after the request of the Kurdish blocs of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to form a committee for reconsideration

On the subject of its great importance and its direct impact on the lives of citizens in those areas that lack security and safety and the suffering of killing, kidnapping and threats to burn crops recently

The talk about Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution is a news that is a reality that is imposed on the ground and can not be ignored by any party and disclaim in any way it is a constitutional article voted by the majority of the Iraqi people because it concerns the rights and interests of people living without hope in the disputed areas as a result of political conflicts Which appears on the horizon between time and time prevents consensus to be applied for illegal arguments, including the end of the prescribed period, where the Constitution of 2005 set Article 140 as a solution to the problem of Kirkuk and the so-called disputed areas between the Kurdistan Region and neighboring provinces (Nineveh, Diyala and Salahuddin).

The Committee for the Implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq defines the disputed areas of Iraq as those that were subjected to demographic change and the policy of Arabization by the former regime during his reign from 1968 until his overthrow during the US invasion in April 2003.

Article 140 provides for a mechanism consisting of three stages: first, normalization, and the treatment of changes in the population structure in Kirkuk and the disputed areas under the regime of Saddam and after, and the second census in those areas, the latest referendum to determine what the people want, before December 31 However, the weakness of political will and the lack of consensus on the political decision as a result of the policy of exclusion and marginalization adopted by the Iraqi government and the chauvinistic view of some of the politicians of the stage prevented their implementation, and today became an urgent need to implement Article 140 as a result of movements in the areas Sleeper cells to carry out provocative actions and almost daily assaults taking place in those areas, generating resentment among the region’s population over the silence of the central government as if it is not interested in the subject.

The United Nations response to the invitation of Mr. Nejirvan Barzani to intervene urgently and by holding a special session tomorrow to discuss the issue and urged the parties to the conflict to implement the constitutional article long awaited by the Iraqi government to ensure security and security in the region.    link

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