Pres­i­dent Barzani to Iran: We can­not stay in­side the sec­tar­ian ex­trem­ism and mis-gov­er­nance of Iraq

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In a visit by As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil of the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran to Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and meet­ing with the Re­gion’s Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani, the Kur­dish Pres­i­dent an­nounced that Kurds are not go­ing to stay in­side the fire of Iraq for­ever.

In a press re­lease by the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s Pres­i­dency Of­fice, Pres­i­dent Barzani met on Tues­day 15 July, 2014, Dr. Reza Amiri Moghad­dam, As- sis­tant Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil of the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran, and an ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion in Salah­hadin.

In the meet­ing Barzani re­it­er­ated to the vis­it­ing del­e­ga­tion that Kur­dis­tan can­not stand the sec­tar­ian ex­trem­ism and the vi­o­la­tions against the con­sti­tu­tion of Iraq.

The press re­lease briefs the top­ics dis­cussed in the meet­ing be­tween the Ira­nian and the Kur­dish of­fi­cials.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment Moghad­dam said that bi­lat­eral ties be­tween Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Iran are his­tor­i­cal and his govern­ment’s stance to­wards Kur­dis­tan Re­gion is clear and friendly.

“He (Moghad­dam) hoped that the ir­re­spon­si­ble com­ments and the at­mos­phere cre­ated in the me­dia after the Mo­sul events does not af­fect the brother­hood re­la­tions be­tween Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran,” reads the press re­lease.

Ad­dress­ing the cur­rent se­cu­rity and po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion as well as the po­lit­i­cal process and govern­ment for­ma­tion process in Iraq, Moghad­dam ap­pre­ci­ated the role of Pres­i­dent Barzani in Iraq’s po­lit­i­cal process, and hoped that the prob­lems are re­solved in the near­est fu­ture and sta­bil­ity and peace is re­turned to the Iraqi peo­ple.

Re­spond­ing Moghad­dam, Barzani said: "Kur­dis­tan Re­gion is al­ways sup­port­ing brother­hood and peace be­tween na­tions and groups." He also re­it­er­ated the clear stance of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship re­gard­ing the cur­rent sit­u­a­tions in Iraq and said that the fac­tor be­hind all these is­sues is the ex­is­tence of the cul­ture of uni­lat­er­al­ism and mis-gov­er­nance.

Barzani ex­plained the threats posed by ter­ror­ists on Iraq, Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and the re­gion and said that he had warned the au­thor­i­ties in Bagh­dad about the threats of ter­ror­ism in Mo­sul six months in ad- vance. How­ever, ac­cord­ing to Barzani, Bagh­dad au­thor­i­ties did not take the threats se­ri­ously, but after they lost the city to the ter­ror­ists, they tried to hide their mis­takes by start­ing to blame the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Talk­ing about the stance of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion about the sit­u­a­tion in Iraq, Barzani told the Ira­nian del­e­ga­tion that Kur­dis­tan “can­not stay in­side the con­flict of sec­tar­ian ex­trem­ism and mis-gov­er­nance of Iraq for­ever.

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