The Security Council and the European Union support a united Iraq
21/10/2017 12:00 am
[rtl]Jaafari , the ambassadors of countries: Kirkuk for all Iraqis , and the exclusion or marginalization of any segment
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stressed Foreign Minister Ibrahim al - Jaafari, to enforce the law in Kirkuk did not target civilians, but aimed at achieving security and the maintenance of the land by the federal forces, while expressing the European Union and the countries Members of the Security Council for their support for the federal government's enforcement of the law and expressed its refusal to hold the referendum in the Kurdistan region, at a time welcomed the White House dialogue between the federal government and Erbil on the basis of the Constitution.
"Al-Jaafari met with the ambassadors of the European Union countries and the permanent members of the Security Council during the meeting. The meeting reviewed the security and political developments in Iraq and contributed to the reconstruction of Iraqi cities in the stage," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The next after the elimination of terrorism, and the repercussions of the referendum of Kurdistan ».
The statement quoted al-Jaafari as saying: "The world arena has not been lined up in history, as happened in the world countries stand by Iraq in its war against the terrorist gangs. We affirm the need for continued support of friendly countries to the Iraqi people and contribute to the reconstruction of Iraqi cities' infrastructure. Al-Jaafari added that «Iraq has faced a world war represented by the war against terrorists« urged »who targeted all continents of the world», adding «we did not get to the victories we have against terrorism if not the unity of the Iraqi people, and support friendly countries with air cover, All peoples of the world have the right to be proud of victory A world that Iraq has achieved in the face of the common terrorist threat. »
Al-Jaafari said: "We have been and continue to work to achieve security, stability and the road to reconstruction after the victory in the war against terrorism. But the issue of the Kurdistan referendum appeared on the Iraqi arena and undermined the efforts of all in the fight against terrorism despite the rejection of the United Nations, The League of Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. He pointed out that «the international community confirmed its rejection of the referendum of Kurdistan, promised a step is not legitimate, and does not contribute to support the security and stability of Iraq and the region, and all officials in the region acknowledged this rejection, but they insisted on it», pointing out that «the imposition of law by the Iraqi government , And its forces in Kirkuk did not target civilians, but it was aimed at achieving security, and the land occupied by the federal forces in accordance with the law, and the protection of citizens from all segments of society in Kirkuk ». Jaafari stressed that «Kirkuk for all Iraqis, an integral part of Iraq, and the right, but the duty of the government to extend security, and the maintenance of airports and government institutions», stressing that «Iraq today contribute to everyone and no siege, and not marginalization, A slice of society ". For their part, the ambassadors of the European Union countries and the permanent members of the Security Council reiterated their countries' reaffirmation of the unity and sovereignty of Iraq, expressing their rejection of the Kurdistan referendum and their regret for this measure. They commended the Iraqi government for the extension of security and the protection of civilians in accordance with the law. .
Security Council and the White House
On the other hand, called the UN Security Council, Baghdad and Erbil to «constructive dialogue as a means to stop the escalation, and maintain Iraqi unity while adhering to the provisions of the Iraqi constitution».
"It respects the sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of Iraq, as well as the importance of focusing on efforts to defeat a supporter," the council said in a statement late Thursday.
The statement stressed the «full support for the efforts of the United Nations to facilitate dialogue among Iraqi stakeholders».
For his part, Brett MacGork, US special envoy to the International Alliance against «Da'sh», on Friday, welcomed the dialogue between Arbil and Baghdad on the basis of the Constitution.
"He welcomes all the joint calls from Erbil and Baghdad to enter into negotiations and resolve all outstanding issues on the basis of the Iraqi constitution," McGork said in a tweet on his official Twitter account.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called for the accountability of the outgoing regional president Massoud Barzani. Erdogan said in statements quoted by the Anatolia news agency on Friday that Barzani must be held accountable for his wrong practices. Ankara soon.
For his part, said Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim: «What happened in northern Iraq stems from the personal ambitions of leaders in the region, who appear to be and continued in office is difficult», Yildirim told a joint news conference with Iranian Vice President Ishak Jahangiri on Friday , That «there is benefit from taking the necessary measures to prevent further damage to the people of the region during the next phase».
For his part, the First Vice-President of the Iranian President Ishaq Jahangiri said: "The referendum crisis was planned by foreign elements, especially Israel," noting that "this referendum was thwarted after the restoration of the areas occupied by the Daash," and promised the role of Turkey, especially after taking over the presidency of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Very in addressing the issues of the region.
"The idea of harming the territorial integrity of Iraq is not worth mentioning, and the countries of the region, such as Turkey and Iran, have consistently declared their support and protection for Iraq's national sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Iraqi government has been successful
in this regard."
On the other hand, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Bakr Bouzdag: All options to developments in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, is on the table of the Turkish government, explained Bouzdag in a press statement that «the steps to be submitted by Turkey towards the northern region of Iraq, linked The developments there, and that Ankara has plans to respond to any new in the region ».
"The region lost when it thought it would make new gains following the false referendum it held late last month," Bouzdag said, adding that " Turkey supports the assessment of the situation in the province of Kirkuk, within the framework of the territorial integrity of Iraq and the general constitutional order of the country ».[/rtl]
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