Sunday, February 5, 2023

Crisis in Iraq

Iraq Calls on Iran, Turkey to Halt Trading with Kurdistan Region

In an official note to Tehran and Ankara, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on the two countries to stop their trade deals with the Kurdistan region amid the KRG’s secessionism.

Iraqi Kurdistan Suffering from Internal Division

The dispute between Iraqi Kurdistan’s two main political parties has heightened following the recent meeting of the region’s Political Council headed by President of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masoud Barzani.

‘West Adopting Double Standards on Similar Independence Referendums’

Western countries in recent days have adopted double-standard policies on two similar secession plebiscites held in two parts of the world one week apart.

Arabs, Turkmens Deported by Kurdish Forces from Iraq’s Kirkuk

Kurdish security forces known as Asayesh and Peshmerga fighters have deported scores of Arab and Turkmen families from Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk following last week’s referendum on secession.

Secretary of Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Resigns

The internal division in Iraqi Kurdistan region has entered a new phase with the resignation of the Kurdistan parliament’s secretary.

‘PUK Loses Iran’s Friendship after Kurdistan Referendum’

An Iraqi Kurdish lawmaker says the referendum on the Kurdistan region’s independence has led to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan losing Iran’s friendship.

Kurdish Independence Harder to Achieve after Referendum

An Iranian analyst says holding a referendum on the secession of the Iraqi Kurdistan region not only would not help the region achieve independence, but also will make it more difficult for Kurds to secede from Iraq.

Israel Main Winner of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Secession: Analysts

Experts maintain Israel has played a key role in convincing the Iraqi Kurds to hold the independence referendum because the Zionist regime is the main winner of the secession in the region.

Iranian Kurdish MPs Condemn Iraqi Kurdistan’s Referendum

Iranian Kurdish legislators have expressed their opposition to the referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Kurdish Referendum: Voting Begins despite Regional Warnings

Since Monday morning, the Iraqi Kurds have started casting their votes for or against the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s independence amid domestic and international opposition to the referendum.

Iran Stops All Flights to/from Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

Iran has stopped all flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdistan region at the request of the Iraqi central government.

Kurdistan Referendum Part of Israel’s Plot: Iranian MP

An Iranian Kurdish lawmaker has referred to the decision of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government to hold an independence referendum as a plot hatched by...

Vote on Iraqi Kurdistan Independence to Strengthen ISIS: Iran

An Iranian legislator says a possible conflict emanating from a planned referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan may strengthen ISIS terrorists.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Plebiscite Part of US Greater Mideast Plan: Expert

Leonid Ivashov, the chief of Russia’s Academy for Geopolitical Problems, says the United States has nasty plans for the Middle East, stressing that the referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence is part of this plan which is called the Greater Middle East.

Iran, Iraq, Turkey Hold Trilateral on Kurdistan Referendum

Foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq have held trilateral talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

‘US Supporting Kurdistan Referendum through Israel’

A senior political analyst says the US publicly voices its opposition to the upcoming independence referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan, but is actually supporting the separation through Israel.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Separation Unlikely to Happen: Analyst

A senior political analysts says the Iraqi Kurdistan region will not secede from the Arab country, and the main objective is to mend the autonomous region’s relations with Baghdad.

No Province, Region Allowed to Secede from Iraq: PM

Shortly after the Iraqi Federal Court suspended the Kurdistan region’s independence referendum, Iraqi prime minister stressed he will not allow any Iraqi region to secede from the Arab country.

Iran to Stop Cooperation with Iraqi Kurdistan after Possible Independence

Iran’s top security official has warned the Iraqi Kurdistan about the consequences of its upcoming independence referendum, saying the Islamic Republic will seriously revise its cooperation with Iraqi Kurds if Baghdad’s sovereignty is violated.

Iraq Army ‘to Intervene’ If Kurds’ Referendum Escalates: PM

Iraqi prime minister says Kurdistan’s independence referendum is illegal and unconstitutional, and he is prepared to use military force if it escalates.

Kurdish Independence Referendum Plot by US, Israel: Iranian Cleric

Tehran's Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami warned against the consequences of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s plan to hold an independence referendum later this month, saying the vote is part of a plot to create another Israel in the Middle East.

Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has strongly denounced the Thursday’s terrorist attacks in Iraq which left dozens dead or wounded.

Kurdistan Referendum Regionally Harmful: Iranian Envoy

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq says the idea of holding a referendum on the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s independence from Iraq is detrimental to the Middle East.

Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Vote ‘Dangerous Game’: Iranian MP

An Iranian lawmaker has warned against the horrible consequences of the Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum, saying it is a dangerous game the Kurds are playing.

Iran Blasts Kirkuk’s ‘Unacceptable’ Support for Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has warned the authorities in the Iraqi province of Kirkuk against their ‘wrong, provocative, and unacceptable’ decision to back the Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum.

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