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US Diplomat on Kirkuk Conflicts: Kurds Need Our Help Against IRGC Proxies

BAS News - 2017-10-16 05:11
ERBIL — Former US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, has called on his country to support the Kurds against military attacks by Iraq’s Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in Kirkuk. Khalilzad said in a series of tweets on his official account that the ...

Barzani Receives Sudan’s Ambassador to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-10-12 14:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with Yaseen Awaz Ismail, the Ambassador of Sudan to Iraq, on Thursday in Erbil. During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views about the latest political and security developments in Kurdistan Regi ...

President Barzani Meets with E.U. Ambassador to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-10-11 00:05
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Krp.org)- President Masoud Barzani received a European Union delegation headed by Mr. Ramon Blecua, the E.U. ambassador to Iraq. During the meeting, President Barzani and ambassador Blecua discussed several issues inc ...

Iraqi FM to Visit Moscow, Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-10-10 23:44
ERBIL — Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim al-Jafaari is set to visit Moscow next week. Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum will remain on top of his agenda. Iraq’s Ambassador to Russai, Haidar Mansour Hadi, confirmed the report and reveale ...

Masrour Barzani: Baghdad Needs to Stop the Measures Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-10 17:03
Masrour Barzani met with German Ambassador to Iraq ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani stated that Baghdad should put an end to its measures and transgressive decisions against Kurdistan Region. Regarding th ...

Stability of Kurdistan Important to Germany: Ambassador

BAS News - 2017-10-10 14:27
Barzani met with German Ambassador to Iraq in Erbil ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated that Erbil is willing to engage in dialogue with Baghdad to reach an agreement over the pressing issues. Kurdistan Region President Masoud Ba ...

EU Ready to Mediate Between Erbil and Baghdad: Envoy

BAS News - 2017-10-09 16:08
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received the European Union Ambassador to Iraq, Ramon Blecua, and his accompanying delegation. The EU Ambassador lauded the Kurdistan Regional Government for its humanitarian efforts and sheltering large ...

Why is the US against Kurdish independence?

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-06 00:03
“The vote and the results lack legitimacy,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared, referring to recent events in Kurdistan. Similar remarks were made by the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, Douglas A. Silliman, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s specia ...

Iraqi Envoy Rules Out Possibility of an Erbil-Baghdad Military Clash

BAS News - 2017-10-05 22:20
ERBIL — The Iraqi Ambassador to Russia, Haidar Mansour Hadi, believes that military confrontations between Erbil and Baghdad over September’s independence referendum in Kurdistan Region is unlikely since the sides are already in a “high level” of militar ...

Japan Urges Erbil, Baghdad to Return to Talks

BAS News - 2017-10-05 00:25
ERBIL — Japanese Ambassador to Iraq, Fumio Iwai, has called on Erbil and Baghdad to return to negotiating table for finding a solution to their disputes. The remarks come as political tensions between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi central government are ...

Ex-US Ambassador: Support Kurds, Iraq No Longer Exists

BAS News - 2017-09-30 18:44
ERBIL — Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, has once again urged Washington to support Kurdistan Region’s move towards independence as the state of Iraq does not exist anymore. “I think the United States should support independence f ...

Ex-US Ambassador to Iraq: Kurdistan’s Independence Vote “Fair”

BAS News - 2017-09-28 19:22
ERBIL — The former ambassador for the United States in Iraq has hailed Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum which was held last Monday, saying the move was “fair”. Speaking to CNN, Ryan Crocker also criticised his country’s position on the referend ...

Iran, Iraq stress on boosting oil ties

KurdPress - 2017-09-28 11:18
Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi and Iraqi Oil Minister Abdulkarim Luaibi stressed the need for conducting oil transactions between the two countries. ...

President Barzani Receives France’s Ambassador to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-28 00:03
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Krp.org)- President Masoud Barzani received a French diplomatic delegation headed by ambassador Bruno Aubert, the ambassador of France to Iraq. During the meeting, President Barzani and ambassador Aubert spoke of a nu ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets Netherlands Ambassador

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-28 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Matthijs Wolters, newly appointed Ambassador of The Netherlands to Iraq, with his delegation. Ambassador Wolters commended the Kurdistan military forces, the P ...

Barzani to French Amb : Too Late for Talks over Postponing Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-23 17:45
ERBIL— No time is left for talks over calling off the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani told French Ambassador to Iraq on. During a meeting in Erbil on Saturday evening, Barzani told Bruno Aubert t ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets Italian Ambassador to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-22 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Marco Carnelos, Italian Ambassador to Iraq, accompanied by a military and diplomatic delegation. The two sides discussed the military situation in the region, coor ...

Palestine's Fath Official to Maliki: Kurdistan Is Different from Israel

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— Kurdistan and Israel are completely different all respects, said a member of the executive committee of Palestinian Fath Movement in response to a recent remark by Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki. In a meeting with the US Ambassador to Iraq o ...

Maliki on Kurdistan’s Independence: Creation of Second Israel Not Allowed

BAS News - 2017-09-18 03:55
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Shi’ite politician and former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said in a meeting with the US Ambassador to Iraq that he will not allow the creation of a “second Israel” in northern Iraq, referring to an anticipated Kurdistan state. He tol ...

Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Cologne

Reuters - 2017-09-16 22:36
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey summoned the German ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over what it said was a Kurdish militant rally in Cologne, the foreign ministry said, in a further sign of strained relations between the NATO allies. ...

Bangladesh Embassy to open office in Erbil

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Abu Magsoud Forhad, Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Iraq. Ambassador Forhad discussed his government’s intention to open in Erbil an office of his ...

Zalmay Khalilzad says Barzani signals referendum could be postponed

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
ANKARA,— Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad said he has indicated fresh signals given by Massoud Barzani to postpone the referendum on the independence of Kurdistan region of Iraq, set to be held on Sept. 25. During an interview with Haber T ...

Yazidi activist Nadia Murad meets with French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
PARIS,— Yazidi human rights activist, UN Goodwill Ambassador and Islamic State group IS survivor, Nadia Murad, met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris to talk about the future of the Yazidi community in Shingal (Sinjar) as well as me ...

Iran backs Baghdad-Erbil agreement: ambassador

KurdPress - 2017-09-03 09:39
Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said on Saturday, September 2, that Tehran supports every agreement between Baghdad and Erbil to settle inter-alia problems. ...

Iranian former ambassador climbs mountain in Kurdish suit

KurdPress - 2017-08-31 12:34
Iranian former Ambassador to Baghdad, Hassan Danaei Far mounted Damavand Mountain in an attempt to honor the Peshmerga and Pasdar forces who were martyred in a joint operation against former Baath Regime dictator Saddam Hussein forces in 1987. Reporter’s ...

US Diplomats, Military Officials Meet with Barzani in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-29 23:10
ERBIL — A number of US diplomatic and military envoys met on Tuesday with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil to review the latest political and security developments. The delegation was headed by Douglas Silliman, the US ambassador to Ira ...

Barzani to EU Amb: Referendum Decision Unwavering

BAS News - 2017-08-24 17:15
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's independence referendum has priority over all the other causes and the decision to hold the vote on 25th of September this year is unwavering, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated Thursday. Today the EU Ambassador to ...

Barzani to EU, UK, German Envoys: No Turning Back on Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-24 16:22
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has reiterated Erbil’s stance on holding the independence referendum in September during a meeting with foreign envoys in Erbil, a senior official said. The Kurdish president received the Ambassador of EU ...

UK Envoy Discussing Reactivation of Kurdistan Parliament with Gorran

BAS News - 2017-08-23 12:21
SULAYMANIYAH — British Ambassador to Iraq has met with the Change Movement (Gorran) to discuss the reactivation of Kurdistan Region parliament. On his official twitter account, Frank Baker said he had “fruitful” meeting with the party’s General Coordinat ...

Russia to send T-90 tanks to Iraq

KurdPress - 2017-08-16 12:30
Russia is ready to send comprehensive support to Iraq in the form of T-90 tanks in order to boost the military potential and equipping of the Iraqi army, Russian ambassador to Iraq, Maksim Maksimov said on Monday. ...

Iran urges dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil

KurdPress - 2017-08-16 08:50
Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi underlined dialogue between Iraqi central government and the Kurdish autonomous region to resolve bilateral disputes. ...

Russian ambassador to Iraq: ‘We Support Iraqi Territorial Integrity’

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 23:00
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia supports Iraq’s territorial integrity and calls on Baghdad and the government of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan to begin dialogue on all disputable topics and agree on mutually acceptable principles and forms of coexistence, ...

Barzani to Brazilian Diplomat: Coexistence Kurds' Culture

BAS News - 2017-08-08 17:22
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated on Tuesday that coexistence and pluralism is highly valued by Kurds as part of their culture. Barzani's remark came in response to praising comments by the ambassador of Brazil to Iraq Miguel Junior ...
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