PM Barzani: Peace­ful protests seized by nar­row po­lit­i­cal in­ter­ests

Prime Min­is­ter strongly hails peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan to ex­er­cise re­straint

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Kur­dis­tan re­gional Gov­ern­ment (KRG) Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani ad­dressed a tele­vised speech to the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan re­gard­ing the cur­rent on­go­ing cri­sis and chal­lenges ahead of Kur­dis­tan and the Kur­dish gov­ern­ment.

Pre­mier Barzani men­tioned the vi­o­lent protests hap­pened in sev­eral ci­ties and towns which caused civil ca­su­al­ties.

“The right­ful and peace­ful protests has been seized by nar­row po­lit­i­cal in­ter­ests and ir­re­spon­si­ble hands or par­ties who strived to de­stroy the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s com­po­nents and com­mu­nity.”

He frankly thanked the ma­jor­ity of the peo­ple whose their voices have suc­ceeded over a small group of dis­sat­is­fied voices. They raised, PM Barzani said, the voice of re­straint and the voice of mod­er­ate and re­spon­si­ble suc­ceeded.

Re­gard­ing the protests, PM Barzani stated that: “Ex­pres­sion of opin­ion through peace­ful demon­stra­tions is a ba­sic right of the peo­ple and is a sig­nif­i­cant part of the KRG’s democ­racy.”

The Pre­mier ex­pressed his deep sad­ness and con­cern over the ca­su­al­ties of the protests in the dis­tricts of Qal­adze and Kalar, ex­press­ing con­do­lences to the fam­ily of the vic­tims and wished fast re­cov­ery for the in­jured as well.

Dur­ing his speech, PM Barzani very hon­estly de­clared that: “Such kinds of ac­tions will di­vide the na­tion and the en­e­mies of Kur­dis­tan con­grat­u­lated each other and those ir­re­spon­si­ble peo­ple in Kur­dis­tan who caused the protests turn vi­o­lent.”

PM Barzani went on his speech and de­clared that the peo­ple and re­spon­si­ble lead­er­ship in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion say that the cur­rent sen­si­tive sit­u­a­tion should be dealt with wisely, adding that the “sedi­tious ac­tions” from any­one should be pre­vented.

To thank those classes of the so­ci­ety that have had a pos­i­tive role to call the peo­ple calm and re­straint, PM Barzani hailed the role of Com­mand of Pesh­marga forces, non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions and reli­gious cler­ics.

KRG PM thanked those who avoided me­dia war and the in­ten­si­fied en­vi­ron­ment is the so­cial net­work­ing pages with the in­ten­tion of pre­vent­ing more divi­sion be­tween the peo­ple. We should not also, PM Barzani said, for­get those po­lit­i­cal par­ties which due to their short-term po­lit­i­cal in­ter­ests set the com­mon house of the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan ablaze.

On the sub­ject of the pres­i­den­tial is­sue, Barzani an­nounced that his party, Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party, KDP, wants to re­solve it in a way that it won’t be­come a rea­son to lead Kur­dis­tan from a cri­sis to a new one.

He ex­pressed his view and said that the “peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan” should vote on the pres­i­dency and put an end to this is­sue.

In the speech, PM Barzani shed light on salary dis­tri­bu­tion of the KRG em­ploy­ees say­ing that his cabi­net has al­ways lis­tened to com­plains of the loyal em­ploy­ees who have not re­ceived their salaries for months.

“To re­solve this is­sue in ad­di­tion to ex­ter­nal threats, the KRG has been try­ing hard to find nec­es­sary resources to pay the em­ploy­ees.”

His ma­jor goal as the KRG Prime Min­is­ter is to guar­an­tee Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s eco­nomic in­de­pen­dence, Barzani said.

He also crit­i­cized some politi­cians who have been strug­gling to make this jour­ney more com­pli­cated, stress­ing on keep­ing the prom­ises and goals.

Re­gard­ing strug­gle of the Pesh­marga forces, PM Barzani said that: “The blood colour of the Pesh­marga fight­ers is nei­ther yel­low, re­fer­ring to the colour of his party’s flag, nor green, re­fer­ring to colour of Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan’s flag. But they pro­tect Kur­dis­tan with all the com­po­nents as they fight for a bright fu­ture with­out con­sid­er­ing dif­fer­ent ideol- ogies, po­lit­i­cal par­ties, and ar­eas, so­cial and reli­gious back­grounds.”

Pre­mier Barzani said that like the ma­jor­ity of the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan, he be­lieves that com­mon in­ter­ests are more sig­nif­i­cant than the small dif­fer­ences be­tween the par­ties.

At the end of his speech, PM Barzani con­cluded that: “Let’s seize the cur­rent dif­fi­cult time to cre­ate a bright fu­ture for the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and its new gen­er­a­tion.”

He strongly thanked the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan to ex­er­cise re­straint and mod­er­ate be­hav­iours through the peace­ful de­mands.

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