Friday, 05 June 2015 09:00

When Saddam ruling Iraq Ba’athists were on power. There were thoughts of Ba’ath party growing and in Syria also Salafist and Takfirist got united as a special organization; those thoughts of Ba’ath dominated this unity and caused a singularity between terrorists and Syria and called themselves “Islamic State of Iraq and Sham”, namely, ISIS. The representative of Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, describing the reasons and roots of the formation of ISIS terrorists group, considered the coalition against terrorists as a pretext to reenter Iraq. He believes that the USA has experienced three strategies to enter Iraq: the first experience was Persian Gulf War against Saddam, the second was getting out the Nuri Al-Maliki from Iraq and the third was to attack ISIS.

Nazem Omar Dabbagh the representative of KRG of Iraq in Iran in talk with ILNA News Agency reporter, about the hidden goals of ISIS to appear said: ISIS is not something to emerge suddenly but there were factors to support ISIS and there was an atmosphere in which it could grow. In Syria and Iraq this appropriate atmosphere was prepared. Emphasizing that in the history such concerns are obviously mentioned he added as Justice and Development party coming to power in Turkey, it has formed especial closeness between this country with Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Relating bombing ISIS positions by America he said ILNA: it is benefit to America to use air raid rather than disembarking his forces to reduce expenditures since in his view. America public reflections cannot accept their soldiers to be killed in Iraq.

Dabbagh shortened Turkey’s policy change in two cases. The first is to take advantage by letting medicines and altruism aids pass from his country and the second was that through being a member of NATO and accepting some commitments and being asked by the members to make his role against ISIS clear he had to change his policy. In addition he believes that some countries allied with America in fight against ISIS also support this group have vague role. Stating that the coalition and allying to uproot ISIS in the region have to be serious Dabbagh said: to vanish ISIS in the region this group must be destroyed to the core like to cut the financial and human resources and stop supporting it.

 

 

Thursday, 11 June 2015 09:00

It was exactly short time ago that the domestic disputes made Iraq exposed to be separated. However these days the phenomena of ISIS, the special conditions and necessities of Iraq have caused Iraq to be convergent. Recently Nechrivan Barezani the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region of Iraq has traveled to Baghdad and has signed an agreement draft to dissolve the disputes. Then Hushiar Zibari in a talk with Al-Arabieh stating that the time to operate to free Mosul had arrived announced the basic role of Kurdish Pishmerga besides Iraq Army against ISIS in this operation. Concerning this Neshan On-Line conducted an interview with Nazem Dabbagh the representative of KRG of Iraq in Tehran as followed.

In the response to the first question relating to the formation of national unity in Iraq he answered: after having traveled of Mr. Nechirvan Barezani and the accompanying delegation to Baghdad, agreements about the budget, how to sell oil etc. were made. Presently we hope and wait these agreements to be met. The advancement and performance of the agreements make the conditions of Iraq better.

 He also considered Hushiar Zibari’s speeches about Pishmerga forces’ cooperation with Iraq army as an indication of the effects of between agreements and added: when we, Kurds, say Pishmerga forces must be of military and security of Iraq we indeed mean that missions should involve all forces including Pishmerga and they take part in defending Iraq. He also considered the cooperation between Iraq army and Pishmerga pleasant but deemed the development of collaborations in the fields of defending and supporting requires new negotiation.

Thursday, 11 June 2015 18:00

Iran-Farda Weekly concerning the disability of ISIS to occupy Kubani by Kurdish women and men’s brave resistance had an interview with Nazem Dabbagh, the representative of KRG of Iraq in Iran, of which the main lines follow:

About the fortune of Syrian Kurds during history Dabbagh said that Kurds was put between two emperors of Ottoman and Abbasside and got divided into four groups after ottoman’s fall. While Syrian Kurds had not the right of citizen, there was no choice to resist and confront with central government. Some of them abandoned their homes migrated to other countries. Therefore, Syrian Kurds have been affected by P.K.K group believed to form a Kurdish government in all Kurdish regions of the Middle East.

In his view, before Ocalan, the leader of P.K.K, captured Syrian Kurds had not that freedom of action. He also believes that Bashar Assad’s rude behavior toward Muslim-Brotherhood and Slafi caused them to be united. The next matter relating to Syria was the foreign interference that was generally made by the regional countries. Thus, it was in such atmosphere that Kurds with the record of fighting could after while grew fairly independent from central government. When the oppositions against Bashar Assad started Kurds decided to be neutral, since they did not know which side would defend their rights. Following changes indicated that these doubts were true and pertinent. Dabbagh believes Kubani was surrounded through three parts of which by ISIS and one led to Turkey borders, namely, it was like an island in ISIS’s dominion. Turkey stimulated ISIS to attack this town, whereas it is an important point for KRG of Iraq. Infact Kubani is the part of those regions that some Arabian rulers, Ba’ath in especial, wanted to eliminate it from non-Arabians. He said it was due to this resistance that Kubani turned to be the reputation for Kurds. Had it fallen, the secrecy of their resistance would, too.

 

About the participation of women in the resistance against ISIS Dabbagh said: they for some reasons have had effective role in Kurdish triumph. Firstly there were many of them in the regions where Pishmergas were fighting. Indeed they were in the confluence spot of Kurds and governments. Like Mrs. Hiru Ibrahim, Mr. Jalal Talibani’s wife, always accompany him in the process of resistance. But Kubane was the scene that women were directly fighting, since when inhumanity increase, so does the resistance.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:00

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter-ISIL, Mr. Brett McGurk, and his accompanying military and diplomatic delegation.

The security situation in Iraq in general and anticipated liberation campaigns of Anbar and Mosul in particular were discussed.

They also discussed maintaining coalition airstrikes in support of Peshmerga forces, and also in Anbar and Hasaka, (Syria).

The U.S delegation emphasised the need for effective mechanisms to prevent radical jihadists joining the Islamic State terrorist organization, ISIS, as well as ways to assist Sunnis to confront ISIS.

Prime Minister Barzani expressed his hope for coalition forces to further train Iraqi military, police, and Peshmerga forces, and extend military operations to accelerate eradicating the ISIS terrorist organization and normalise the region.

Regarding the relations between Erbil and Baghdad, Prime Minister Barzani reiterated that the current situation is not sustainable.  He said Baghdad continues to reduce funding the Region in breach of last December’s agreement and the Iraq Federal Budget Law 2015 at a time when the Region is serving the needs of nearly two million displaced people and fighting ISIS.

He noted that if the Constitution was fully respected three years ago, Iraq would never have seen these days.

Friday, 22 May 2015 09:00

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani participated in the opening session of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in the Dead Sea today and later held meetings with a number of leaders from the region.

The President met with Egyptian President Abdulfatah Al-Sisi, King Abdullah of Jordan, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss political and security developments in the region, in particular confronting the threat of ISIS terrorism. 

The Egyptian President praised the leadership of President Barzani and the bravery of the peshmerga forces in fighting ISIS and expressed his country’s support to the Kurdistan Region. 

President Barzani also met with Iraq’s Speaker of the Council of Representatives Salim Al-Jibori and Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister Baha Al-Araji to discuss the latest political and security challenges facing Iraq and the fight against ISIS terrorists. They also discussed relations between Erbil and Baghdad and the need to strengthen ties between the two sides. 

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 09:00

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, yesterday received His Beatitude Archbishop Aprem Mooken, Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East in India and his accompanying delegation, which included a number of bishops of the Assyrian Church of the East.

The delegation has visited Kurdistan Region to hold elections to designate a new Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

In the meeting, the security situation of the Region and the war against Islamic State terrorist organisation, ISIS, in Syria and Iraq were discussed.

The delegation expressed its, and the believers’ appreciation to the Kurdistan Region, praising the role of Peshmerga forces in defending territories and all the communities of the Kurdistan Region.

The members of the delegation also expressed their appreciation to the people and the government of Kurdistan Region who have opened doors for victims of terrorism from various religious and ethnic origins, especially those Christians, including the believers of the Assyrian Church of the East, who have fled from Syria and other parts of Iraq and sought safety in Kurdistan Region.

The delegation expressed its gratitude to the Kurdistan regional Government, KRG, for its support to build a Church for believers of the Assyrian Church of the East in Erbil, hailing the role of the KRG Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs.

Prime Minister Barzani reiterated that the people and government of Kurdistan Region respect all ethnic and religious communities. He said that despite enduring financial difficulties, the KRG has been providing assistance to the refugees and internally displaced people.

He also reiterated KRG’s support for building a Church for believers of Assyrian Church of the East, stressing that the government will provide all assistance for the implementation of the project.

Prime Minister Barzani pointed out the role of the Peshmerga forces in their fight against ISIS, stressing that they defend humanity, freedom, territories and peoples of the region, on behalf of the entire world.

He described the war against ISIS as a significant and uneasy challenge. He said, only by military means, ISIS cannot be defeated; rather it needs to be countered by cultural and educational tools.

Prime Minister Barzani emphasised that the new generation must be educated according to principles of coexistence and tolerance.

Saturday, 04 April 2015 09:00

In a telephone call, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani congratulated Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi for the liberation of the city of Tikrit by Iraqi forces from ISIS terrorists. The Iraqi PM also congratulated President Barzani for the recent successes of the Peshmerga forces against the terrorists. They underlined the importance of cooperation and coordination between the Iraqi forces and the Peshmerga forces to defeat the ISIS terrorists.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:00

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani, yesterday received a delegation from German Parliament, which included representatives from Christian Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party, left Party, and Green party.

The aim of the German Parliament delegation's visit to the Kurdistan Region was to closely observe the military, humanitarian and economic situation of the Kurdistan Region.

The members of the visiting delegation expressed their appreciation for the fact that, despite the war against terrorism and the economic crisis, the Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG, has been able to protect the Region’s peace and security, and provide shelter and assistance to scores of refugees and displaced people, who fled the violent repression of the Islamic State terrorist organisation, ISIS, and took refuge in the Kurdistan Region.

They reiterated their support both at humanitarian and military levels.

The German Parliament delegation also hailed the peaceful coexistence, which prevails among the religious and ethnic communities in the Kurdistan Region.

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani expressed his appreciation for the visit, and stressed that Germany has assisted Kurdistan Region in hard days, particularly by providing military aid and training to the Peshmerga forces that have resulted in positive achievements and progress in the fight against ISIS.  

He urged Germany to continue its support and assistance as, despite the fact that Peshmerga forces have been successful on the battlefront and taking back Kurdistan territories, the terrorist threat has not been definitively eradicated.

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani briefed the German Parliament delegation about the Kurdistan economic situation and the background of political differences between the KRG and Iraqi Federal Government.

The meeting was also attended by KGR Minister of Interior, Karim Sinjari, Minister of Planning, Ali Sindi, Minister of Health, Halkawt Hama Rashid and KRG Spokesperson, Safeen Dizayee.

 

 

 

 

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