Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the security of the Iraqi Kurdistan is ‘very important’ to the Islamic Republic, calling on the semi-autonomous region to resolve its issues in cooperation with the central government in Baghdad.
The Iraqi prime minister has called on the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to stop independent oil exports, saying the crude produced there must be placed under the central government’s control.
Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani after a meeting with a delegation from Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniyah on Sunday denied Erbil's interference in protests in Iran and announced that Iran is one of the most important neighbors of Iraq.
Iran’s two border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region have resumed their operations following an announcement by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), the director general of the Interior Ministry’s Border Affairs Department said.
Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said it abides by a recent top court ruling that bans any secession from the mainland, expressing hope that the decision will set the stage for dialog between Baghdad and Erbil.
Iraq's Federal Court has ruled that no region or province could secede from the homeland after an unconstitutional Kurdish referendum that ended in failure but brought the country into the brink of a new crisis.
The Iraqi central government has called for calm in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. This after supporters of Kurdish President Masoud Barzani went on a rampage following the announcement of his resignation. Iraqi lawmakers say the resignation will incur little impact on the region as Barazni will hand over power to his family. Altaf Ahmad has the story from Baghdad, presstv.com reported.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani has announced he will step down as president of the region's government in November, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis.