Reveal the contents of Tilerson’s message to Barzani ahead of the referendum

Reveal the contents of Tilerson’s message to Barzani ahead of the referendum

2017/10/14 18:05

Reveal the contents of Telsons message to Barzani ahead of the referendum[Ayna-Erbil]
Kurdish news agencies published the text of a letter from US Secretary of State Rex Tilerson to Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani before a referendum on September 25.
The letter included support for the United States for the negotiations between the governments of Erbil and Baghdad, which extends for a year to address all outstanding issues.
The text of the message:
President Barzani ..
I write this letter on behalf of the United States of America to express my unlimited appreciation to you and the people of Kurdistan Iraq, we have established historical relations during the past decades.
We want to consolidate these relations in the coming decades and are committed to doing so. Over the past three years in particular, our joint work and your courageous decisions to cooperate fully with Iraqi security forces changed the course of the war against Da’ash.

We appreciate the sacrifices of the Peshmerga in our common war against terrorism, and we will never forget those sacrifices.
At this time, we are facing the issue of the referendum on the future of the Kurdistan region, scheduled for 25 September. We expressed our concerns, which include, inter alia, the ongoing war against Daqash, including the upcoming Hawija battle, the instability of regional conditions and the need to emphasize stability In the liberated areas to make sure that a supporter will never be able to return to it. On this basis, we call upon you respectfully to accept the alternative which, we believe, will better assist you in achieving your goals and protecting stability and security in the war against Dahesh.
This alternative proposal establishes a new and quick framework for negotiations with the Iraqi central government headed by Haider al-Abadi. This rapid framework of dialogue carries with it an open agenda that should not be extended for more than a year but may be renewed. The main objective of this proposal is to settle all outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, Between the two sides. We will try to address your current financial and security needs.

President Barzani, in fact, we understand your concerns during the last ten years, as we understand the historical error of the Kurds in Iraq in 1921, and we accept the need to find a way forward on the basis of the apparent consent, so that the needs and demands of all races, This historic land, and for all these reasons, the American policy during the administration of President Trump includes doing everything in our power to help you and the central government to resolve all these important issues and reassure you that our strength and weight stand behind this new framework for dialogue.
Moreover, we are ready to provide facilities for the UN Security Council to provide further support for the process. We are also ready to provide full facilitation by the United Nations and our key partners such as Britain and France. This is a rare opportunity that we invite you to accept the alternative to the referendum. This referendum will have serious consequences, but the results may turn you back.
Considering the history of the Kurdish people, we understand that you view the proposed dialogue as another opportunity, and we believe that this opportunity deserves approval, especially after the historic victories against Daash, and the unrivaled partnership between the Iraqi security forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga. If the negotiations do not ultimately reach an acceptable or failed outcome because of the complete lack of confidence of Baghdad, we will recognize the need for a referendum.
And match our commitment to support this serious framework for dialogue – as an alternative to the referendum decision was, we ask for your commitment to the following points:
First , negotiate with Baghdad basically remains to reach an understanding and to find a common agreement on future relations between the Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi government, whether it means federal real Or a kind of confederation or independence, and this Convention must be through peaceful discussions.

Second, Kurdistan and the Kurdish Peshmerga remain key partners within the International Coalition for a Defensive Revolution. The coalition will continue to be supported as historic joint work with the Iraqi security forces continues. The United States will have a plan to accelerate our efforts to support the Common Security Mechanism. The stability of these sensitive areas, especially those that remained unsafe after the call, such as Shankal.

Third, the Kurdistan Region borders through dialogue with Baghdad, in accordance with the mechanism contained in Article 140, and the United States is working with the United Nations and in cooperation with the Iraqi government to support a speedy process to settle these issues, within the time mentioned above.
Fourth: We expect that you will continue efforts to cooperate with the current Iraqi government headed by Haider al-Abadi, such as participating in the national elections in 2018 and playing a positive role in Baghdad regarding the formation of a new government after the elections, and your rule and post-presidency will be of great importance to the entire region .
Concurrently with this framework for dialogue, we will provide support and facilities to resolve these issues over a period of one year:
– Implement the agreements on authority and revenue in the form in question.

– Implementation of Article 140.
– Addressing other issues such as Peshmerga, Civil Aviation, Diplomatic Representations and other files.

We believe that this message and your courageous decision to accept this proposal will become a historic opportunity between the US, the Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi government, and this is after our joint sacrifices and our victories against America, President Donald Trump and all the national security staff.Reveal the contents of Telson’s message to Barzani ahead of the referendum
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Reveal the contents of Telson’s message to Barzani ahead of the referendum
[Ayna-Erbil]
Kurdish news agencies published the text of a letter from US Secretary of State Rex Tilerson to Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani before a referendum on September 25.
The letter included support for the United States for the negotiations between the governments of Erbil and Baghdad, which extends for a year to address all outstanding issues.
The text of the message:
President Barzani ..
I write this letter on behalf of the United States of America to express my unlimited appreciation to you and the people of Kurdistan Iraq, we have established historical relations during the past decades.
We want to consolidate these relations in the coming decades and are committed to doing so. Over the past three years in particular, our joint work and your courageous decisions to cooperate fully with Iraqi security forces changed the course of the war against Da’ash.

We appreciate the sacrifices of the Peshmerga in our common war against terrorism, and we will never forget those sacrifices.
At this time, we are facing the issue of the referendum on the future of the Kurdistan region, scheduled for 25 September. We expressed our concerns, which include, inter alia, the ongoing war against Daqash, including the upcoming Hawija battle, the instability of regional conditions and the need to emphasize stability In the liberated areas to make sure that a supporter will never be able to return to it. On this basis, we call upon you respectfully to accept the alternative which, we believe, will better assist you in achieving your goals and protecting stability and security in the war against Dahesh.
This alternative proposal establishes a new and quick framework for negotiations with the Iraqi central government headed by Haider al-Abadi. This rapid framework of dialogue carries with it an open agenda that should not be extended for more than a year but may be renewed. The main objective of this proposal is to settle all outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, Between the two sides. We will try to address your current financial and security needs.

President Barzani, in fact, we understand your concerns during the last ten years, as we understand the historical error of the Kurds in Iraq in 1921, and we accept the need to find a way forward on the basis of the apparent consent, so that the needs and demands of all races, This historic land, and for all these reasons, the American policy during the administration of President Trump includes doing everything in our power to help you and the central government to resolve all these important issues and reassure you that our strength and weight stand behind this new framework for dialogue.
Moreover, we are ready to provide facilities for the UN Security Council to provide further support for the process. We are also ready to provide full facilitation by the United Nations and our key partners such as Britain and France. This is a rare opportunity that we invite you to accept the alternative to the referendum. This referendum will have serious consequences, but the results may turn you back.
Considering the history of the Kurdish people, we understand that you view the proposed dialogue as another opportunity, and we believe that this opportunity deserves approval, especially after the historic victories against Daash, and the unrivaled partnership between the Iraqi security forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga. If the negotiations do not ultimately reach an acceptable or failed outcome because of the complete lack of confidence of Baghdad, we will recognize the need for a referendum.
And match our commitment to support this serious framework for dialogue – as an alternative to the referendum decision was, we ask for your commitment to the following points:
First , negotiate with Baghdad basically remains to reach an understanding and to find a common agreement on future relations between the Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi government, whether it means federal real Or a kind of confederation or independence, and this Convention must be through peaceful discussions.

Second, Kurdistan and the Kurdish Peshmerga remain key partners within the International Coalition for a Defensive Revolution. The coalition will continue to be supported as historic joint work with the Iraqi security forces continues. The United States will have a plan to accelerate our efforts to support the Common Security Mechanism. The stability of these sensitive areas, especially those that remained unsafe after the call, such as Shankal.

Third, the Kurdistan Region borders through dialogue with Baghdad, in accordance with the mechanism contained in Article 140, and the United States is working with the United Nations and in cooperation with the Iraqi government to support a speedy process to settle these issues, within the time mentioned above.
Fourth: We expect that you will continue efforts to cooperate with the current Iraqi government headed by Haider al-Abadi, such as participating in the national elections in 2018 and playing a positive role in Baghdad regarding the formation of a new government after the elections, and your rule and post-presidency will be of great importance to the entire region .
Concurrently with this framework for dialogue, we will provide support and facilities to resolve these issues over a period of one year:
– Implement the agreements on authority and revenue in the form in question.

– Implementation of Article 140.
– Addressing other issues such as Peshmerga, Civil Aviation, Diplomatic Representations and other files.

We believe that this message and your courageous decision to accept this proposal will become a historic opportunity between the US, the Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi government, and this is after our joint sacrifices and our victories against America, President Donald Trump and all the national security staff.

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