Tillerson to Barzani: We prefer to postpone the referendum

2017/8/11 18:18


The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, to postpone the referendum process in the region, and expressed his support for dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil.
The Presidency of the Kurdistan Region on Friday, in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, "the President of the Kurdistan region discussed with the US Secretaryof State relations between Erbil and Baghdad and the question of the referendum, during a telephone conversation this evening."
During the telephone call, the US Secretary of State praised the Peshmerga forces in defeating the terrorists and calling for the victory of the Peshmerga. At the same time, he offered his condolences to the families and families of the Peshmerga who had lost their lives and were martyred during the war against terrorism.
On the other hand, the US Secretary of State praised Barzani's decision and the political leaders in Kurdistan to form a high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Region to send him to Baghdad to discuss political issues. He also announced that he would prefer to postpone the referendum in the Kurdistan region again reiterating his support for dialogue and dialogue between the region and Baghdad.
On the other hand, Barzani thanked the US Secretary of State, praising the aid and aid provided by the United States to the Peshmerga forces in the war against terrorists and urged a senior delegation from the region will visit Baghdad soon to discuss issues related to the future of relations Between Kurdistan and Baghdad
On the call to postpone the referendum, Barzani announced to the US Secretary of State, that "the coexistence sought by Kurdistan in the past at various stages with the State of Iraq has not been implemented, so the people of Kurdistan decided to take another route to him. President Barzani said to the US Secretary of State that the question is what the guarantee and alternative to the future and determine the fate of the people of Kurdistan in exchange for postponement of the referendum. "
During the telephone call, the two sides decided to continue cooperation and coordination and continue relations in all steps and future political developments.