The British deputy ambassador to the United Nations Jonathan Allen says that the UN Security Council was against Kurdistan Region’s independence which took place on Monday.
Answering a question from Rudaw’s UN correspondent Majeed Gly, Allen said that now that the vote has happened all parties—Iraqis and Kurds—need to stay calm and focus on the war against ISIS and bringing services to liberated areas.
“We did not support the referendum. We’re disappointed that it took place despite efforts by a number of countries to try to talk to the Kurdish leadership to resolve any differences with the government of Iraq,” Allen said.
“We continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq.”
“We believe what has to happen now is the situation needs to stay calm and we all need to focus on the fight against Daesh and the efforts of the government of Iraq to provide services in those liberated areas.”