Barzani and Kerry: Iraq and the new realities of Washington “understood” the concerns of Kurdistan
To meet with Barzani and Kerry: Iraq and the new realities of Washington “understood” the concerns of Kurdistan
06/25/2014 (00:01 pm)
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The head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, on Tuesday, the need for everyone to understand they’re in front of “a new reality and a new Iraq” after the events of Mosul, and that during his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, who, according to Western media that he is trying to convince the Erbil to participate in a new government to be more “consensual and inclusive”, because the presence of the Kurds in the political process is a factor to keep Iraq.
A source close to the scenes of the meeting, said the U.S. official told Barzani that Washington “understands the concerns of the Kurdish leaders, and the way they think in these critical circumstances.”
and added that Kerry said that “the priority now, to counter terrorism in Iraq, as a threat worldwide, and that the forces of the Kurdish a vital role in what it takes this, with the belief that the command in Iraq will not be treated without a political settlement, “in the time of re-emphasizing the need to accelerate the formation of the government,” unpopular and broad political “reflects the changes required to cope with the crisis.
holding U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when he arrived to the Kurdistan region, held talks with the leaders of the region, where she attended various parties, including the leader of the MDC Nushirwan Mustafa, in a move that reflects the cohesion of the Kurdish parties about the new realities.
called Kerry Kurdish leaders, to stand with Baghdad in the face of attack militants who are threatening to split the country, the agency quoted Reuters that “the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, said at the start of his meeting with Foreign Minister George John Kerry, we’re going to face a new reality and a new Iraq.”
the agency quoted a senior official in the State Department that “if he decides to Kurds to withdraw from the political process in Baghdad Vsajl so negative results, “noting that” U.S. officials believe that persuade the Kurds to the stability of the political process in Baghdad is a vital factor to keep Iraq from retail. ”
the agency added that “Washington and put their hopes in the formulation of a new government in Baghdad be more consensual and inclusive that will rein in terrorism, “indicating that Kerry hopes to convince Kurdish leaders to participate in this government.
confirmed a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department that Kerry will discuss with Barzani to help the central government in the face of challenges for the benefit of all Iraqis.
plane landed and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Airport Erbil International coming from the capital, Baghdad, after meeting with several officials in the central government, as he was greeted by Airport Erbil, a number of officials, including the head of the Presidium of the Kurdistan region, Fouad Hussein, the head of the Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan region Falah Mustafa.
was president of the Kurdistan region announced prior to the visit , he would present the independence of Kurdistan and the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, and carrying Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki responsible for the recent events in the country, “with invited him to” step down “, said he warned the Iraqi government from the control of the organization (Daash) on the city of Mosul, several months before .
comes after speaking Kerry clearly in Baghdad yesterday, first, that any U.S. support to effectively combat terrorism, will remain conditional on forming a government acceptable and more representative of the parties to the political, and during interviews gathered leaders there, including dialogue with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said sources in Washington It took 90 minutes, and was characterized by quite frankly.
Having concluded days of talks on the crisis with the leaders of Iraq, said Foreign Minister John Kerry on Monday that rebels Daash who take over areas in Iraq began to pose a significant threat to the extent that the United States could not wait for the formation of a new government to take military action.
Kerry said, referring to fighters Daash “They are a threat, and can not allow them to safe haven anywhere.” He added, referring to the effort of Iraqis in the establishment of a new government, multiple denominations to heal the deep divisions between Shiites and Sunnis, Kurds and other small groups “for this I repeat that President Obama would not hesitate to take military action if he deems it necessary, even if the delay in forming the Iraqi government.”
and officials are trying to Americans not to show the appearance of standing by one party in the sectarian conflict, as confirmed recently that the establishment of an Iraqi government cross-sectarian will make it easier for the United States to provide military support for Iraq, including air strikes.
arrived Kerry, on Monday, to Iraq on a military plane In an attempt to speed up the process of political. And began his day to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and some of his top security for a period of 100 minutes. He then met later during a quick session Bamar Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council and Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi, also met Bhochear Zebari, Minister of Foreign Affairs. At a news conference after the meetings held in the American Embassy, Kerry said he had urged Iraqi politicians to move quickly to form a new government and they agreed on the need to act quickly.
said Kerry said the country’s leaders have stressed the need for the convening of parliament in July to begin the constitutional process for the formation of the new government according to the April elections.