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Friday, 27 Jan 2023

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani spoke by phone tonight with White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk.

During the call, the MENA Coordinator reflected on his recent visit to Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region, where he met with a number of officials about the next steps to resolve Baghdad-Erbil issues on the budget and other issues. He also stressed the importance of Kurdish unity and improving relations between the KDP and the PUK.

The recent decision by the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court to deny the payment of the Kurdistan Region’s share of the budget for the last two months of 2022 was also discussed. PM expressed his disappointment with the Court’s ruling in light of the “positive atmosphere” and improving relations between Erbil and Baghdad. He described the ruling as “politically motivated” and an overreach of the Court’s authority. At the end of last year. Iraqi Prime Minister Sudani made the executive decision to send $260 million owed to the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The US envoy confirmed his country’s support for Peshmerga reforms, developments in the energy sector, infrastructure improvements. and combating climate change.

They both agreed on the need to remove all obstacles to the development of the energy sector, and greater U.S. investment in the Kurdistan region. They concluded the call by agreeing to stay in close contact.

 
26 Jan 2023
 
 
https://gov.krd/english/government/the-prime-minister/activities/posts/2023/january/readout-of-prime-minister-masrour-barzani-s-call-with-white-house-coordinator-for-mena/
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative to Tehran has said that he has long been in the dark about meetings between the region's officials and Iran. 

 

Nazim Dabbagh told Voice of America (VOA) on Thursday (May 19) that the representative office in Tehran has long been unaware of the details of the meetings between the region's delegations and Iranian officials.

 

He added that the communications occur through political parties rather than the KRG's representation, especially after the 2017 Kurdistan Independence referendum. 

Dabbagh is a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). 

 

He said, "just like everyone else", he is not aware of visits made by the region's political parties to Iran, and he hears about them in the media. 

 

"Everything is done from Erbil and Sulaimani through the Iranian consulates. They organise the visits themselves, especially if they come by private planes; we are less aware of it," he said. 

 

He added that Iranian delegations had visited Sulaimani and Erbil many times to meet with the KDP or PUK officials; however, no one had heard about them. 

 

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and PUK control security and administration in different parts of the Kurdistan Region and separately control different KRG's representations abroad. 

 

The KDP controls Erbil and Duhok provinces, while the PUK controls Sulaimani and Halabja provinces. (NRT Digital Media)

 

http://krg-iran.com/english/administrator/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item

Sunday, 09 Oct 2022
Nazim Dabbagh, the Representative of Iraqi Kurdistan Region in Iran, said on Sunday that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take serious decision for anti-Iran Kurdish groups based in the region.

He told IRNA that it is not acceptable for KRG that the groups create concern for Iran and if they resort to armed activities another time, they will face a harsh measure.
His comments came after the strongholds of the groups in Iraqi Kurdistan region came under drone and artillery attacks of IRGC.
The attacks have been stopped but Iran has warned to resume attacks if KRG officials fail to act responsibly to prevent cross-border acts of sabotage against Iran by terrorist groups in the region.   
Dabbagh said that a meeting of an Iranian consular delegation and the KRG officials has stressed the need for evacuating the strongholds of anti-Iran groups in the region.  
The envoy noted that the KRG has always underlined that it will not allow its soil to be used for acts of terror against neighboring countries.
He made it clear that there is no contact between KRG officials and the anti-Iran groups in the region, adding that occasional meetings take place for negotiations, carrying messages and limiting parts of their activities which create concern both for Iran and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

https://kurdpress.com/en/news/2992/Envoy-says-Erbil-is-to-take-serious-decision-for-anti-Iran-Kurdish-groups/

Sunday, 09 Oct 2022

Tehran, IRNA – Nazim Dabbagh, the Representative of Iraqi Kurdistan Region in Iran, said on Sunday that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take serious decision for anti-Iran Kurd groups based in the region.

He told IRNA that it is not acceptable for KRG that Kurd groups create concern for Iran and if they resort to armed activities another time, they will face a harsh measure.

His comments came after the strongholds of the terrorist groups in Iraqi Kurdistan region came under drone and artillery attacks of IRGC.

The attacks have been stopped but Iran has warned to resume attacks if KRG officials fail to act responsibly to prevent cross-border acts of sabotage against Iran by terrorist groups in the region.   

Dabbagh said that a meeting of an Iranian consular delegation and the KRG officials has stressed the need for evacuating the strongholds of anti-Iran groups in the region.  

The envoy noted that the KRG has always underlined that it will not allow its soil to be used for acts of terror against neighboring countries.

He made it clear that there is no contact between KRG officials and the anti-Iran groups in the region, adding that occasional meetings take place for negotiations, carrying messages and limiting parts of their activities which create concern both for Iran and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

 

https://en.irna.ir/news/84907724/Iraqi-Kurdistan-Region-to-take-serious-decision-for-anti-Iran

Saturday, 21 May 2022

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative to Tehran has said that he is unaware about any kind of meeting between the region's officials and Iran.

Nazim Dabbagh told Voice of America (VOA) on Thursday, May 19, that the representative office in Tehran has long been unaware of the details of the meetings between the region's delegations and Iranian officials.
He added that the communications occur through political parties rather than the KRG's representation, especially after the 2017 Kurdistan Independence referendum. 
Dabbagh is a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
He said, "just like everyone else", he is not aware of visits made by the region's political parties to Iran, and he hears about them in the media.
"Everything is done from Erbil and Sulaimani through the Iranian consulates. They organise the visits themselves, especially if they come by private planes; we are less aware of it," he said.
He added that Iranian delegations had visited Sulaimani and Erbil many times to meet with the KDP or PUK officials; however, no one had heard about them.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and PUK control security and administration in different parts of the Kurdistan Region and separately control different KRG's representations abroad.
The KDP controls Erbil and Duhok provinces, while the PUK controls Sulaimani and Halabja provinces.
Reporter's code: 50101

 

https://kurdpress.com/en/news/2532/KRG-envoy-says-he-is-unaware-of-any-visit-of-KRG-officials-to-Tehran/

Saturday, 08 Oct 2022

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iran has stressed that the Kurdish opposition parties based on the Kurdistan Region borders must evacuate their bases and headquarters, otherwise the country “will consider other options,” the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) representative in Iran told Rudaw on Sunday.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) showered the skies of the Kurdistan Region’s Erbil and Sulaimani provinces with ballistic missiles and suicide drones late last month, targeting bases of Kurdish opposition groups, whom they accuse of providing arms to the protesters in the country.

“The Iranian government has investigated and found that a number of the Iranian [Kurdish] opposition parties have interfered in the protests and they accuse them [parties] of inciting chaos, therefore Iran has stressed that the parties must evacuate their headquarters,” Nazim Dabbagh, the representative of the KRG office in Tehran, told Rudaw’s Sirwan Abbas on Sunday, adding that Iran “will consider other options” if the Kurdish armed groups do not comply with Iran’s demands.

The KRG respects the Iranian-Kurdish opposition groups “within the framework of international law” but they “will not allow them [parties] to create problems for Iran,” Dabbagh added.

At least 16 people, including one child, were killed and over 50 injured in the Iranian strikes on the Kurdistan Region, according to data collected by Rudaw.

Nationwide protests erupted in Iran on September 16, condemning the suspicious death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini while in police custody. The Oslo-based Iran Human Rights Organization (IHR) said on Tuesday that at least 154 people have been killed during the demonstrations.

Iranian-Kurdish opposition groups based in the Kurdistan Region have waged an on-and-off armed war against the Iranian government since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

 

https://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/091020221

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