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Kurdistan

KRG respects Iraqi Federal Court ruling as basis for dialogue

By Rudaw 14/11/2017
The Kurdish government said in its statement on Monday that it believed in dialogue for a peaceful solution to all disputes with Baghdad.
The Kurdish government said in its statement on Monday that it believed in dialogue for a peaceful solution to all disputes with Baghdad.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Kurdish government in Erbil said on Tuesday that it respects a ruling by Iraq’s Federal Court that Iraq is a parliamentary and democratic republic with the constitution as the guarantor of its unity, saying it could become the basis for dialogue.

The KRG said in a statement: “We believe that this Decision must become a basis for starting an inclusive national dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve all disputes through implementation of all constitutional articles and in a way that guarantees all rights, authorities and status mentioned in the Constitution, since this is the only way to secure the unity of Iraq, as Article 1 stated.”

Iraq’s Council of Ministers asked the Federal Court on November 5, to make a ruling on the Kurdish independence referendum of September 25 to which the Court replied that the constitution did not allow any part of the country to separate from Iraq.

“The Republic of Iraq is a federal, independent and fully sovereign state in which the system of government is parliamentary and democratic republic, and this Constitution is a guarantor of the unity of Iraq.” read the ruling from the Federal Court.

The Kurdish government said in its statement on Monday that it believed in dialogue for a peaceful solution to all disputes with Baghdad and welcomed any initiative in this regard.

“As we, in the 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, we respect the interpretation of the Federal Supreme Court of the First Article of the Iraqi Constitution.”

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Maher | 14/11/2017
I think that statements by any religious figures such as Ali Al- Sistani should NOT be paid attention in such matters. After all, state and religion must be kept separated from each other
| 14/11/2017
what ever happened to the rhetoric from Qubad talabani and all the other Kurdish leaders about Iraq being a "failed state" and that Kurdistan is a state by "De-Facto"?
Yassir Fekaiki
Yassir Fekaiki | 14/11/2017
Not long ago Qubad Talabani and many political leaders in the region were shouting out loud that Iraq is a "Failed state" and that Kurdistan is a state by "De-Facto" and in full support of the Referendum to separate from Iraq Are these the leaders that the Kurdish people want to lead them? changing their faces and minds every time their leadership seat comes into question. the So called KRG and it's leadership and fake parliament is a failed Governing body by De-facto and lacks the legal legitimate right to represent the People of the Region to hold any dialogue with anyone. A new Transparently Freely elected body must take its place without any further delay and then and only then the New established representation of ALL the people of the region can hold Dialogues with other freely elected governing bodies within a United Federal Iraq.
Jay | 14/11/2017
Well Yassir arabi, the same can be said about Iraq, Iraq is a failed state, to be more specific, an Iranian puppet. Abadi doesn't really rule Iraqi neither does the Iraqi army, thugs and criminals of hashd alshaabi backed by Iran run Iraq. At least Kurdistan is safe, compare Erbil to Baghdad.
Muraz Adzhoev | 14/11/2017
Yassir Fekaiki, so obvious that you would very much like to gloat, but can not, because you know that de-facto Iraq is already dead and failed, while Southern Kurdistan is de-facto independent in accordance with justified Referendum and the Constitution of the Iraqi federation, which was established on the basis of voluntary and free union. You are well aware that Baghdad political and religious Arab elite-authorities have been violating and actually raping the federal Constitution by their deeply inherent fascist ideology, chauvinist mentality and anti-Kurdish hostile policy of dictatorship during 12 years already since 2005. You and thousands of those like you gasp from anger and impotence as far as sovereignly independent and reintegrated Southern Kurdistan is already there on its true inalienable part of the true Greater Kurdish national Homeland. I do not know who are you, but guess what are you and what’s your true nature. You are at least not for the Kurds and Kurdistan at all.

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