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Barzani: Holding Referendum is not a pressure card or for political gains

Barzani: Holding Referendum is not a pressure card or for political gains

Waar Media - 2017-09-06 19:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Baghdad should accept Kurdistan Region’s secession as it does not acknowledge partnership, stated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. For talks over the independence referendum of Kurdistan (on September 25 this year), Barzani convened ...
Barzani: Holding Referendum is not a pressure card or for political gains - Waar Media

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 ...

Barzani to UN: Holding Referendum “Legitimate Right”

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made it clear that the people in the region have the right to hold a referendum and determine their future as it is legitimate and natural. The vote will be held on time as the decision has been made ...

Barzani: Kirkuk Should Be Symbol of Coexistence for All Ethnicities

BAS News - 2017-09-11 11:01
Barzani reaffirmed holding referendum in Kirkuk ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reaffirmed that there is no turning back on the independence referendum scheduled for September 25 and they will start negotiations with Baghdad over the se ...

Barzani Refuses Arab League Request to Postpone Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-10 00:15
ERBIL — Meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abul Ghent in Erbil, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made it clear that holding independence referendum is a decision of the people and political parties of Kurdistan Region, and cann ...

Barzani: Referendum is Not A Pressure Card

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:32
ERBIL— Baghdad should accept Kurdistan Region's secession as it does not acknowledge partnership, stated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. For talks over the independence referendum of Kurdistan (on September 25 this year), Barzani convened writ ...

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 ...

Donald Trump is not my bride, and I’m not his groom, says Putin

Waar Media - 2017-09-05 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian president Vladimir Putin has refrained from making any criticism of Donald Trump, saying that the US leader is “not my bride”. Speaking at a news conference, Mr Putin dismissed a question on whether he was disappointed in Mr Trump, or ...

The Strategic Thinking behind North Korea’s Missile Gambit

International Crisis Group - 2017-08-30 21:42
North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan was irresponsible – yet it was more of a carefully calculated risk than a reckless gamble. Pyongyang’s goal is not a shooting war but to build up military and nuclear capabilities that serve strategic aims of ...

Barzani: People of Kurdistan Need Independence to Live in Peace

BAS News - 2017-08-26 18:37
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani called on the Kurdistani diaspora to vote "yes" in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, which will take place on September 25 this year. A large festival to back the independence vote was l ...

Barzani to Saudi Okaz paper: Postponement is not a possibility at all

Waar Media - 2017-08-20 14:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stressed once again that there will be no turning back on the planned independence referendum, stating that the independence is the project of the people of Kurdistan rather than Barzani’s project alo ...

Barzani: Decision of Holding Referendum “Cannot Be Reversed”

BAS News - 2017-08-09 10:49
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated that the independence referendum is a “peaceful process” and it’s purpose is to prevent new wars and disasters. “The decision of [holding] the referendum and the move towards independence is a ...