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THU, 23 NOV 2017 Kurdistan Region (GMT +3)

A Statement from President Barzani

11/20/2017 11:21:02 PM
The existence of the court itself is not within the Constitution of Iraq and its recent decree was clearly a politically motivated step. This happens at a time when there is no legal review of the part of the preamble of the Constitution that states, “the adherence to this Constitution preserves for Iraq its free union of people, of land and of sovereignty.” The Iraqi government has violated 55 articles of the Constitution
Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, US Secretary of State Talk over the Phone
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:06:52

PM N Barzani Reiterating Erbil’s commitment to peaceful dialogues within the framework of the Iraqi constitution, Barzani also sought greater engagement of the US, UN and the international community to ease the tensions between the KRG and Iraq.

Kurdistan Region Security Council Chancellor Masrour Barzani: Constitution Can't be Implemented by Unconstitutional Means
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:09:49

Barzani noted that Kurdistan Region has always believed in peaceful solutions to the problems in the region and is now willing to begin political talks with Baghdad.

UN Chief Urges Erbil, Baghdad to Resolve Disputes Through Dialogue
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:59:56

The Special Envoy of the United Nation’s Secretary-General to Iraq, Ján Kubiš, met with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and the Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani on Wednesday in Erbil.

In a joint meeting in Erbil, the officials discussed the current political developments in Iraq with special emphasis on Baghdad-Erbil relations.

The UN official delivered a message from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to the KRG PM, reiterating his support for a political discussion between KRG and Baghdad on the basis of the Iraqi constitution.

The UN Secretary General lauded the willingness of Erbil and Baghdad for dialogue to resolve the pending issues.

Guterres has offered to mediate between Erbil and Baghdad to engage in negotiations, urging both sides to take the necessary steps to prepare the ground for a real dialogue.

The UN chief encouraged all sides to focus on national reconciliation to restore stability in the country while the threat of the Islamic State is still in place.

KRG PM reiterated that KRG is always ready to resolve the outstanding issues with Baghdad under the Iraqi constitution and through meaningful dialogue.

The United States desires a strong and stable KRG
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:55:20

Siwaily Head of KDP-FRO described the current situation in detail to the guest including the violations of the Iraqi constitution by the central government and the unlawful military operations by Iraqi forces and Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in Kirkuk and the rest of the disputed areas.

Kurdistan Regional Government respects Federal Court ruling as basis for dialogue with Iraq
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:12:22

Kurdistan Region, have always emphasized on finding solutions to disputes between the federal Authorities and the Kurdistan Region through constitutional and legal means, and based on our known position which welcomes all relevant initiatives, especially the initiatives by the Grand Ayatollah Ali Al- Sistani, Iraqi dignitaries and friendly countries to the Iraqi people regarding addressing disputes on the basis of the Constitution, 

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