Arabic | Kurdish



Iranian ambassador claims Tehran ready to mediate between Iraq, Kurdistan

2018/01/13 | 21:30

(Iraq Now News)- ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A senior Iranian diplomat on Saturday said his country was prepared to mediate between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to resolve the ongoing disputes following last September’s referendum.

Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi claimed Tehran was making efforts “to find a way out of the crisis” between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

“Iran is making efforts to help end the conflict between Baghdad and Kurdistan,” Masjedi said, according to Iranian Fars News Agency.

The ambassador added that Iran wanted “to ensure the interests of the central government [of Iraq] and also the interests of the Kurdistan Region” were considered before moving forward with mediation efforts.

Neither the Iraqi government nor the KRG have yet to issue any comment regarding Masjedi’s statements.

On Wednesday, Turkey also said it was ready to mediate between Iraq and Kurdistan to mend ties following the historic Sep.

25 vote.

According to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, there were requests from both sides for Ankara to take steps in normalizing relations.

Earlier this year, the KRG said it welcomed any positive steps taken by the Iraqi government to conduct a dialogue and resolve issues based on the Constitution adopted since 2005.

The Kurdish government reiterated its readiness for negotiations over the management of border crossings and airports according to the mechanism set out in the Constitution.

The KRG also said it wanted a third party “to guarantee the talks,” but Baghdad refuses to do so, insisting the Kurdistan Region must cancel the results of the referendum and hand over the administration of border crossings and airports as a precondition before dialogue begins.

Note: The post (Iranian ambassador claims Tehran ready to mediate between Iraq, Kurdistan) appeared first on (Kurdistan 24) and do not necessarily reflect the position of IraqNow.news.
You can read the original text from the source (Kurdistan 24).










Trending Now


⋙ The Ahvaz terror attack in Iran may drag the US into a larger war

⋙ Giuliani calls for new Iranian ‘revolution‘ at anti-government rally

⋙ 4 Russian reconnaissance planes spotted north of Alaska

⋙ Daesh leader Baghdadi, world's 'most wanted', sought in Syria offensive

⋙ The Ahwaz terror attack in Iran may drag the US into a larger war

Videos - Photos

⋙ Scores of Turkish-backed rebels killed by YPG forces in Afrin (video)

⋙ Iranian President says Trump will fail like Saddam if he invades Iran (video)

⋙ ‘Happy Birthday Hnena‘, Nawal Al Kuwaitiyeh Celebrates Daughter‘s Birthday With a Photoshoot


ISIS News

⋙ Scores of Turkish-backed rebels killed by YPG forces in Afrin (video)

⋙ Iranian President says Trump will fail like Saddam if he invades Iran (video)

⋙ Syrian gov’t accuses US Coalition of evacuating ISIS from Deir ez-Zor

⋙ ISIS claims responsibility for deadly terrorist attack in Ahvaz, Iran

⋙ Syrian Army liberates new areas in ISIS-held Al-Safa region

⋙ ISIS leader Baghdadi, world‘s ‘most wanted‘, sought in Syria offensive

⋙ US-Turkey crisis: Mixing foreign policy with financial threats is a mistake