WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
Kurds will not withdraw from liberated areas, Njirvan Barzani
9:09 PM ADMIN
"The Iranian and Turkish opinions on the independence moves are not important to the Kurdish region", he stated in a press meeting.
The objections of the neighboring countries on the independence of the Kurdish region are "not justified", Barzani confirmed.
He added that "delineation of the liberated lands by the Kurds should be marked before the right of self-determination".
Barzani pointed out that the Kurds wanted a democratic, federal and new-vision system, but failed to do so, "so, we do not want to repeat this failing experiment".
"Now we have two Iraqi situations, the first post-Mosul's Iraq and pre-Mosul's Iraq", he elaborated.
Barzani expressed "regret" for the domination of administrative centralism in Iraq that led to difficulties in dealings with Baghdad, particularly in financial affairs.
On the relations with Iran, Barzani expressed his "disappointment" for the Iranian threats against the Kurdish region, rejecting any anti-Iranian military operations from the Kurdish territories.
He stressed the abidance of best relations with the Iranian government.
On the Kurdish Peshmarga participation in Mosul's liberation, he pointed that there are sorts of coordination with Baghdad and the international coalition forces against Da'ish organization, but he stressed that Baghdad and Arbil should reach to a "political agreement" to administer Mosul in post-Da'ish era.
He expected that more than 500.000 displaced people will pour out of Mosul during the liberation operations.