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Kremlin Comments on Catalan Independence Referendum 02 Oct 2017

Kremlin Comments on Catalan Independence Referendum

TEHRAN  – Russia is consistent in its stance that the Catalan referendum is Spain’s domestic affair, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “As for the developments in Spain, as you have correctly noted, Moscow’s consistent position is that it is a domestic affair of the kingdom,” Peskov told journalists, TASS news agency […]

Iran’s Shamkhani Calls KRG’s Approach to Referendum Irresponsible, Amateurish 02 Oct 2017

Iran’s Shamkhani Calls KRG’s Approach to Referendum Irresponsible, Amateurish

TEHRAN  – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani slammed the independence referendum recently held in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, saying the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) adopted an “irresponsible and amateurish approach”. Speaking at a meeting with Turkey’s Chief of the General Staff General Hulusi Akar in Tehran on Monday, Shamkhani said the […]

Some 893 Injured in Clashes during Banned Referendum in Catalonia 02 Oct 2017

Some 893 Injured in Clashes during Banned Referendum in Catalonia

TEHRAN  – Some 893 people have been injured in clashes during the banned referendum on independence in Catalonia, the local government announced on Monday. According to local health services, four people have been wounded seriously, but remain in stable condition. It was earlier reported that at least 844 civilians and 33 law enforcers were injured […]

Yildirim, al-Abadi discuss KRG’s illegitimate referendum 28 Sep 2017

Yildirim, al-Abadi discuss KRG’s illegitimate referendum

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim spoke by phone with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi discussed the recent illegitimate referendum on regional independence in northern Iraq. According to Anadolu, A Turkish prime ministry source said on Wednesday that the two leaders discussed the developments regarding the referendum in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) as well as […]

Iran Parliament Condemns KRG’s Separatist Referendum 27 Sep 2017

Iran Parliament Condemns KRG’s Separatist Referendum

TEHRAN  – The Iranian parliament on Wednesday condemned the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s move to hold an independence referendum, saying such separatist measures are to the detriment of Iraq and the whole region. In a statement, signed by 210 lawmakers, the parliament voiced support for the Iraqi government and legislature and condemned the Kurdistan Regional Government’s […]

KRG referendum favors Israel in expanding insecurity in region 27 Sep 2017

KRG referendum favors Israel in expanding insecurity in region

TEHRAN – Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, pointing to Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum, said “this is in the interest of Israel and those who want to expand insecurity in the region.” Speaking among reporters on the sidelines of a local ceremony on Tuesday, Rezaei underlined Kurdistan needs security, development and progress; any kind […]

Iraqi Kurdish referendum to destabilize region 26 Sep 2017

Iraqi Kurdish referendum to destabilize region

TEHRAN – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says that the Kurdistan dream of independence will harm peace in the Middle East. “The Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq could escalate the tensions in the region and destabilize it,” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday. “ٌٌٌWe express deep concerns as this move may further […]

Iran Reaffirms Support for Iraq amid KRG Referendum Controversy 25 Sep 2017

Iran Reaffirms Support for Iraq amid KRG Referendum Controversy

TEHRAN  – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Tehran would stand with Baghdad and oppose any move threatening Iraq’s territorial integrity, as the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is holding an independence referendum. In a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi on Sunday night, President Rouhani voiced Iran’s full support for the […]

Turkish Parties Divided on Iraq’s KRG Referendum 25 Sep 2017

Turkish Parties Divided on Iraq’s KRG Referendum

TEHRAN– Turkey’s parties are divided about Ankara stance twoards referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan region despite the country’s president strong opposition with the semi-autonomous region’s attempts for independence. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday demanded that Iraqi Kurds call off a weekend referendum on independence, hinting at consequences if they go ahead. “Steps such […]

Barzani Seeking Concessions in Independence Vote Controversy 24 Sep 2017

Barzani Seeking Concessions in Independence Vote Controversy

TEHRAN – Iran’s former defense minister described the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s plan to hold an independence referendum as unwise, saying president of the Kurdish region Masoud Barzani appears to be seeking concessions from the Baghdad government with such a referendum. “Nobody would tolerate an independent Kurdistan, and the Kurds would not pursue independence if they […]