Pres­i­dent Barzani: The po­lit­i­cal dis­putes will be re­solved soon

“The po­lit­i­cal dis­putes in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion will be re­solved with­out an ad­verse im­pact on the se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity of the Re­gion.”

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

A United States congress del­e­ga­tion met with Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani in Er­bil on Oc­to­ber 14th, re­it­er­at­ing their sup­port for Er­bil.

The US del­e­ga­tion con­sisted of Sen­a­tors Mitch McCon­nel, Tom Cot­ton, Mike Rounds, Joni Ernst and Andy Barr. They were ac­com­pa­nied by the US Am­bas­sador to Iraq Stu­art Jones, the Gen­eral Con­sul in Er­bil Matthias Mit­man and a num­ber of mil­i­tary of­fi­cials.

The guests de­clared their ad­mi­ra­tion for the role of Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment (KRG) and the Pesh­merga in the war against Is­lamic State (IS), and promised con­tin­ued US sup­port.

Pres­i­dent Barzani, in re­turn, thanked the US for pro­vid­ing mil­i­tary and hu­man­i­tar­ian sup­port to the Pesh­merga and the KRG.

Barzani ex­plained that the on­go­ing war against IS, financial dis­putes with the cen­tral gov­ern­ment in Baghdad and the huge num­ber of refugees and IDPs ar­riv­ing in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion have made the sit­u­a­tion ever more com­pli­cated.

He stressed that the po­lit­i­cal dis­putes in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion will be re­solved with­out an ad­verse im­pact on the se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity of the re­gion.

Pres­i­dent Barzani re­ceives UN en­voy to Iraq

On the same day Barzani wel­comed the United Na­tions Sec­re­tary Gen­eral's en­voy to Iraq, Mr. Jan Ku­bis. Dur­ing the meet­ing Pres­i­dent Barzani and Mr. Ku­bis dis­cussed the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in the war be­tween the free world and the ter­ror­ists of the Is­lamic State in which the Pesh­merga forces are a crit­i­cal part.

The two sides also spoke of the in­ter­nal is­sues in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion fol­low­ing the events ear­lier this week where peace­ful protests were politi­cized and were turned into acts of vi­o­lence against the Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party in the towns of Qal­adize, Sayd Sadiq and Kalar. Mr. Ku­bis stated that those who were re­spon­si­ble for the vi­o­lence which un­for­tu­nately led to life loss and prop­erty dam­ages must be faced with jus­tice and added that the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion should be solved very soon.

Barzani re­ceives the new Swedish Am­bas­sador

The Swedish newly ap­pointed am­bas­sador to Iraq, who vis­ited Barzani on Oc­to­ber 13, asked the Pres­i­dent to en­cour­age the Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties to re­solves their ten­sions through di­a­logue. She also hoped the politi- cal un­rest will not cre­ate neg­a­tive im­pact upon the morale of Pesh­merga in fight­ing against the IS.

Barzani and Abaddi spoke on the phone

Con­cern­ing the re­cent po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity de­vel­op­ments Barzani was con­tacted through phone by the Iraq Prime Min­is­ter Hay­dar Abadi. Both sides re­it­er­ated mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the Iraqi army and the Kur­dish forces of Pesh­merga.

Barzani meets the new Nineva Gover­nor

Barzani also met with the newly ap­pointed Nin­eveh Gover­nor in Er­bil on Oc­to­ber 10. Barzani hoped the new gover­nor will be suc­cess­ful in his new ca­reer.

The gover­nor thanked Kur­dis­tan Re­gional gov­ern­ment for hold­ing a great num­ber of dis­placed peo­ple who fled Nin­eveh to­ward the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

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