President Barzani Meets UN Envoy to Iraq | |
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, ( President Masoud Barzani met with the Special Representative of the United Nations in Iraq, Mr. Jan Kubis. During the meeting, President Barzani and Mr. Kubis spoke of the relations between Baghdad and Erbil and the effect of the Kurdistan Independence Referendum of September 25 on such relations. Mr. Kubis also expressed the position of the United Nations vis-a-vis the referendum.

President Barzani reiterated the position that the referendum of the Kurdistan Region is a decision that was taken by the people of Kurdistan and not it is not an individual or a political party decision. The President also added that such action is an exercise of a very natural right of the people of the Kurdistan Region and that the referendum will be held on time, as scheduled. The President also stated that the Kurdistan Region will continue to contribute to the stability of the region and that the referendum will not create any obstacles for the ongoing effort to rid the region and the world of the terrorists of the Islamic State.