“I have no objection to visit any place in the world where I can gain achievements for my people ”
The Kurdistan Region President, Masoud Barzani states that he is ready to visit any place in the world where there are achievements for people of Kurdistan. "If I knew my visit to Baghdad is fruitful, I would certainly do it" says Barzani, wondering what guarantees are given for preserving Kurdish rights if he visited Baghdad
According 'Kurdistani Nwe', a Silemani based newspaper; Barzani's statement comes after a letter from one of the cousins of the Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani was published in an earlier issue of the paper, asking Barzani to take an initiative for history, so that no one claims Kurdish people cannot rule themselves, As the letter stated.
In his letter, he also asked Barzani to head for Baghdad and not return to Erbil till all problems are solved. " I know this initiative will make you a greater man, which is to visit Baghdad as the President of Kurdistan Region and state that you'll stay there and not come back to Erbil until all the problems are solved" Aras Shex Jengi stated in the letter to Barzani.
As a response to Aras' letter, Barzani stated that everyone knows how many times he went to Baghdad, and they agreed on many things that were in favor of Kurdistan and political process in Iraq, "But they didn't respect their signature and turned their back to the pledges" stated Barzani, Insisting that he has no objection to visit any place in the world where he could gain achievements for people of Kurdistan. "What are the guarantees that if I went to Baghdad, the problems would be solved?" wondered Barzani.
Kurdish President Massoud Barzani