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Barzani to UN Envoy: Referendum Will Not Be Postponed

Barzani to UN Envoy: Referendum Will Not Be Postponed

BAS News - 2017-09-11 18:24
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President restated on Monday that the vote on the independence of the Kurdistan Region will be held as scheduled on 25th September. President Barzani received the Special Representative of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubis on ...
Barzani to UN Envoy: Referendum Will Not Be Postponed - BAS News

Prime Minister Barzani meets with top UN envoy to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-10-10 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to Iraq, Jan Kubis, and his accompanying delegation. In the meeting, both sides discussed post-referendum development ...

Western officials are trying to avert the next war in Iraq

The Economist - 2017-10-02 04:44
AS THE jihadists of the so-called Islamic State (IS) retreat, the Arab and Kurdish forces allied against it in Iraq are turning their arms towards each other. Rather than celebrate victory, Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, called a refer ...

Barzani to UN: Too Late for Suggesting Alternatives

BAS News - 2017-09-24 22:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani asked the United Nations and international community to not suggest Erbil any alternatives to the planned independence referendum as the vote will not be delayed. The remarks, according to Barzani’s senio ...

KRG’s FM: We have realised that we have no future in Iraq

Waar Media - 2017-09-21 18:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region is determined to hold the independence referendum as scheduled for 25th September as it believes that it has no future within the current borders of Iraq, a senior official said. “We have realised that we have no future, ...

Kurdistan Has No Future in Iraq: FM

BAS News - 2017-09-21 11:44
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region is determined to hold the independence referendum as scheduled for 25th September as it believes that it has no future within the current borders of Iraq, a senior official said. “We have realised that we have no future, what ...

Referendum Council Reiterates Independence Vote Will Be Held as Scheduled

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— The Senior Referendum Council of the Kurdistan Region declared on Sunday that Kurdistan Region will go ahead with its imminent independence referendum, set for September 25. The members of the council convened Sunday evening. Kurdistan Region Pres ...

Kurdistan Referendum Will Not Be Postponed: Senior Council

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Senior Referendum Council on Saturday announced that the referendum on the independence of Kurdistan will be held on time, as scheduled for 25th September. Today in Erbil's Pirman parish the senior council held a meeting, chaire ...

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 ...

Syriac Citizens: They cannot eliminate us

ANHA - 2017-09-11 12:20
A number of Syriacs in the city of Qamishlo condemned the attacks of the Turkish state against the regions and people of North Kurdistan, stressing that the Turkish state will not be able to eliminate the peoples of the region and their ancient cultures. ...

Kurdistan Referendum Will Not Delay Hawija Operation: MP

BAS News - 2017-09-10 17:50
ERBIL— The operation to retake the control of the Islamic State (IS)-held town of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, will launch before the end of September, said an Arab MP from Kirkuk on Sunday. Khaled al-Mafraj was cited by some Iraqi media reports as sayin ...

Turkmen call on Kirkuk residents to boycott Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
KIRKUK,— Turkmen parties in Kirkuk called on Tuesday for the people of Kirkuk province to refuse the referendum on the independence of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The Turkmen parties, during a news conference, called for the province to boycott the referend ...

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 ...