BAGHDAD / obelisk announced the State Department, said on Saturday that the United States rejects the independence of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and supports "totally" and territorial integrity of Iraq.
Said Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs Alan Patterson in statements to the press, and that it had seen "obelisk", "I tell the Kurdish parties wishing to secede from Iraq, that the United States fully supports the territorial integrity of Iraq, and still provide a lot of aid and working to improve the rule of law and a lot of other things. "
Patterson and reduced demand from the Kurds to secede, saying that "the issue of Daash overshadowed the overall context, and we have to do a better job in talking about other issues."
"The broad consensus was held in Jeddah to discuss the confrontation Daash, but of course there are other threats, but this is a specific threat and very bad and we have to focus on," adding that "there is greater consensus on the strategy now among the allies, and there is broader support for this strategy among countries that do not conform in general. "
The President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, on Friday (October 10, 2014), that the referendum on independence for the region and the province of Kirkuk is irreversible, although the war organizing "Daash" is a priority.
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