Barzani ‘s party reveals the fact that there is US pressure on the Kurds to stop supporting Abdul – Mahdi

Barzani ‘s party reveals the fact that there is US pressure on the Kurds to stop supporting Abdul – Mahdi

2019/11/26 17:14

Barzanis party reveals the fact that there is US pressure on the Kurds to stop supporting Abdul - MahdiKurdistan

Democratic Party (KDP) member Repin Salam denied on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, US pressure during the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence to Arbil to change the Kurdish position on what is happening in Baghdad and support the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi.

Salam said in an interview with (Baghdad today), “Talking about US pressure to change the convictions of the Kurds just media conversations and interpretations are not true at all has not addressed the US Vice President in his dialogues with the leaders of Kurdistan to these topics.”

He added that “the Kurdish position remains steady and is the continued support of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and his government to get out of the current crisis and this support will continue to believe that it is the right decision and we respect relations with the Americans and Iranians, but no one interferes or affects our conviction.”

On Monday (November 25, 2019), a politician and a leader in the Kurdistan region revealed the most prominent discussions during the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence to Erbil, pointing out that Pence sent assurances to the Kurdish leaders to retain their privileges in case they become There is a change in the constitution.

The Kurdish politician, who preferred to remain anonymous, in an interview (Baghdad today), said that “Pence during his visit to Arbil phone with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, and unilaterally, and was not through the joint television channel,” according to media published .

He added, “The US Vice President met with all Kurdish parties, where the Democratic Party represented the President of the region, Nechirvan Barzani, and Prime Minister Masroor Barzani,” pointing out that “the National Union, like the Vice President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Qubad Talabani, and the Movement for Change, the second vice president of the region Mustafa Sayyid Qadir. ”

He explained that “the US Vice President informed the Kurdish parties gathered, that the States are very concerned about Iran’s control of the Iraqi decision, and this is what can never continue.”

He pointed out that “the US Vice President sent assurances to the Kurdish leaders that any change in the constitution or the elections or the government, the Kurds will be safe and will remain privileges and gains obtained as is.”

He noted that “Kurdish leaders informed Pence that Kurdistan can only balance the relations between Iran and America, because it has a common border with Tehran and any public hostility that may cause them political and security problems.”

He continued, “Pence promised to continue US support and assistance to the Peshmerga forces, and also promised that the coalition forces will remain defending Kurdistan in the event of any danger, provided that the latter cooperate with Washington to implement the highest US interests.”

The Information Office of the Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, revealed on Saturday (November 23, 2019), details of the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence to Iraq.

“Pence paid an agreed visit to Iraq during which he inspected his country’s forces at the base of the Iraqi Eye of Asad within the framework of the international coalition that is supporting Iraqi forces in the fight against ISIS,” the office said in a statement.

The statement added that “a phone call took place today, around 12:30 pm, between Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and the US Vice President on strengthening relations between the two countries and prospects for joint cooperation, as well as discussing developments in Iraq and the government efforts and reform measures in response to the demands of the demonstrators. “.

Pence, according to the statement, “greetings of US President Trump and continued cooperation in the development of distinguished relations between the two countries,” while Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi blessed the US Vice President and his family “Thanksgiving, and asked to convey his greetings to the US President and the forces that contribute to the training of troops Iraq.

“The importance of the sovereignty and independence of Iraq and to provide security and stability for the country and protect the interests of all Iraqis of all components and religions, and confine weapons to the state and the cooperation of the two countries within the framework of strategic agreements between them,” he said.