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Barzani to Travel to Sulaymaniyah

Barzani to Travel to Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-12 15:39
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is said to visit Sulaymaniyah in the near future to hold a conference with the people of the province, an official said. The exact timing for president’s trip is yet to be revealed to the media. Ata Sheik ...
Barzani to Travel to Sulaymaniyah - BAS News

Barzani and Iraqi Parliament Speaker Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-10-08 13:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri in Erbil on Sunday. During the meeting, both sides discussed the latest political developments in Iraq, particularly the independence referendum of the K ...

Barzani Announces One Week Public Mourning for Talabani's Loss

BAS News - 2017-10-03 20:45
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Tuesday announced seven days of public grief for the death of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)'s Secretary General Jalal Talabani. In a video message aired by major news channels in Kurdistan, Bar ...

Barzani and Iraqi VP Allawi Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-12 12:43
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi. On Tuesday, September 12, a delegation from the Iraqi National Alliance, headed by its leader Ayad Allawi, visited Barzani in Erbil for discussions ov ...

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: 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 Thanks People of Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-10 13:14
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani thanked the people of Sulaymaniyah for once again proving the spirit of resilience and sacrifice for the legitimate right of Kurds. “The true position of the honourable people of Sulaymaniyah shined out y ...

Barzani in Response to Hashd al-Shaabi: Kurds Ready to Defend Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-09 11:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has reiterated that Kirkuk is a Kurdish territory and they are ready to defend it whenever a threat is directed at the city. President's remarks are seemingly made in response to the threats by the Shi’it ...

Kurdistan Region President meets with US Secretary of Defense

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with a senior American delegation headed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Erbil. According to the official website of the Kurdistan Region Presidency, P ...

Barzani: We Have Entered Historic Days for Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-30 10:53
Independence vote will be held on time, Barzani reiterates ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that Kurdistan Region has entered a historic period as it is only a few weeks away from holding an independence vote, scheduled for Septembe ...

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: Now Best Unprecedented Timing for Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-22 12:33
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that the people of Kurdistan have been waiting for statehood for the past 100 years, and that now is an unprecedented right time to gain independence. The president of Kurdistan Region made the remar ...