Par­ties Wel­come Barzani’s Ini­tia­tive for Solv­ing Political Is­sues

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A Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Union (KIU) par­lia­men­tar­ian, Haji Kar­wan, thinks that Pres­i­dent Barzani's ini­tia­tives will make ev­ery­body happy and will be en­cour­ag­ing for re­solv­ing the cur­rent is­sues.

Political par­ties in the Iraqi Kur­dis­tan Re­gion con­sider the New Year mes­sage by Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani a good step for­ward in deal­ing with the cur­rent political dead­lock.

In a mes­sage pub­lished on the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dency web­site on De­cem­ber 31, 2015, Barzani pro­posed three sce­nar­ios, ask­ing the political par­ties to agree upon one. “I call on all par­ties to set­tle this [pres­i­dency] is­sue, by ei­ther de­cid­ing on elec­tions for a new pres­i­dent, or name a new pres­i­dent un­til 2017, or agree on the sta­tus quo un­til 2017,” Barzani said.

Muna Qahwachi, head of Turk­m­man Re­form and Pro­gres­sion Bloc at the Kur­dis­tan par­lia­ment said "Our bloc sup­ports pres­i­dent Barzani's at­tempts and take them in to con­sid­er­a­tion. The political sides need to ease their ten­sions through di­a­logue and con­ver­sa­tion."

"Our party con­grat­u­lates pres­i­dent Barzani and wishes him a happy new year. His mes­sage fo­cuses on unity and the pro­tec­tion of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion's pub­lic in­ter­ests," Qahwachi said.

She re­it­er­ates her party's sup­port for the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Govern­ment on tak­ing ref­or­ma­tion steps. She sup­ported Barzani's ini­tia­tive for hold­ing a ref­er­en­dum to­wards Kur­dis­tan in­de­pen­dence.

A Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Union (KIU) par­lia­men- tar­ian, Haji Kar­wan, thinks that Pres­i­dent Barzani's ini­tia­tives will make ev­ery­body happy and will be en­cour­ag­ing for re­solv­ing the cur­rent is­sues.

KIU polit­buro also re­leased a state­ment af­ter Barzani's mes­sage. KIU asks all the political par­ties to look at Barzani's mes­sage op­ti­misti­cally.

"The political par­ties need to deal with the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion with tol­er­ance and ac­cep­tance. The KIU sup­ports gen­eral ref­er­en­dum for declar­ing an in­de­pen­dent coun­try of Kur­dis­tan," read the state­ment.

Bahzad Dar­wesh a KIU par­lia­ment mem­ber said that Barzani's ini­tia­tive should be put in to prac­tice in or­der to get ready for the ref­er­en­dum.

"Pres­i­dent Barzani al­ways has de­light­ing mes­sages for the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan. I hope all the political sides will read his mes­sage care­fully and be co­op­er­a­tive with him so Kur­dis­tan can be res­cued from the crises," said Bahzad.

Bahzad hoped the fi­nan­cial cri­sis will be re­solved soon and the is­sues re­gard­ing em­ploy­ees' pay­ments will be fig­ured out.

Wa­heed Yaqo Hir­miz, head of Syr­iac, Assyr­ian, and Chaldean Peo­ple Bloc at the Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­ment, said the is­sues can be re­solved if the re­for­ma­tions steps are put in to prac­tice with strong wills.

"Barzani has al­ways been suc­cess­ful in re­solv­ing the lo­cal is­sues. We need to sup­port him this time also so that we can reach our great pur­pose which is an in­de­pen­dent Kur­dish state," said Hir­miz.

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