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Iran welcomes Kurdistan’s offer to freeze referendum results

Peshmerga forces wait to cast their ballots in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) controversial referendum at a military polling station in Rashkin village of Erbil, Iraq on 25 September 2017. [Yunus Keleş/Anadolu Agency]
Peshmerga forces wait to cast their ballots in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) controversial referendum at a military polling station in Rashkin village of Erbil, Iraq on 25 September 2017. [Yunus Keleş/Anadolu Agency]

Iran has welcomed the Kurdistan Regional Government’s offer to freeze the results of its referendum on separation from Iraq.

Ali Akbar Velayati, senior foreign policy adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said the referendum and its results would not have achieved anything for Kurds or Iraqis, stressing that it is in the interest of all Iraqis not to change the country’s current geographical and geopolitical situation.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Mehr News Agency quoted the Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, Mohsen Rezai, as saying that Kurdistan’s return to the Iraqi constitution is “a rational step”.

Earlier in the day, Iran resumed trade movement with the Kurdistan region through the Bashmagh border crossing.

Iran had previously closed the border crossing with Kurdistan after the Iraqi foreign ministry sent requests to Iran and Turkey to close the border crossings with Kurdistan and stop all commercial dealings with the region following the referendum.

Read: Post-referendum Iraq… is there enough space in the cemeteries for our victims?

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  • nooraza othman

    Don’t be fooled by these Barzani Kurdish TERRORIST’s call for ‘dialogue’ – they just want to go on OCCUPYING non-Kurdish Indigenous Muslim/Orthodox Catholic land/property FOREVER, which they have ROBBED since ZioNa*i NA*O/US-UK’s ILLEGAL Invasion of Iraq in 2003!

    PMU/Iraqi Amy must continue to LIBERATE all of MOSUL and any cities/dams by the great ancient EUPHRATES/TIGRIS River basins/valley and all their main Tributaries – from the rogue genocidal NA*O/US-ISra*l-sponsored PKK-led Kurdish terrorist OCCUPPIERS, mass murderers, drug gangs, rapists, land/property robbers and child-soldier traffickers and all its branches, SDF/YPG/PYD/KDP/KRG/Peshmerga/PJAK (Iranian Kurdish TERRORISTS; the diverse names are meant to confuse the world or hide their Kurdish identity) are actually COWARDS – who are using the Kurdish female TERRORISTS as photo-op MO; now they are claiming so-called Arabs are part of their groups! SICK!

    It must be imperative to RECLAIM every piece of Indigenous Syrian-Iraqi Sunni-Shia Muslim/ORTHODOX Catholic Arab/Turkmen/Persian Shia/Assyrian/Aramean land/property/wealth as GRABBED including now under the so-called ‘de-escalation/no-fly zone’ (under the pretext of fighting CIA/MOSSAD-created IS/Daesh), as set up by genocidal double-tongue terrorist rogue ZNWO US/NA*O-ISra*l regimes; to carve out IMPERIALIST Zionist ‘Kurdistan’ by the MINORITY Kurdish population in Syria and Iraq – which the rogue PKK-led Kurdish TERRORISTS, have been expanding through illegal confiscation of
    land/property/regions for the last 13 years in Iraq, and also now 17% in Syria, under the pretext of fighting CIA/MOSSAD-created IS/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh (including by destroying/bombing all land/property records at the land registry office).

    Now, they are also cooking up future Kurdish ‘Yazidistan’ as promoted by CIA Hollywood Cloon*y through his UN-ambitious
    British lawyer wife.

    Or it will be too late, like what happened to the Indigenous Palestinian Muslim and Orthodox Christians in savage rogue colonial
    ISrael; that these TERRORIST Zio Kurdish Occupiers, as led by PKK, seem to worship so much!

  • nooraza othman

    After using their rogue PKK-led Kurdish TERRORISTS and CIA/MOSSAD-created IS/Daesh, now the rogue TERRORIST NA*O/ISra*l/US-Trump’s regime are launching full propaganda campaigns to keep on demonizing Hezbollah/PMU/Iran-Muslim World in propaganda LIES, as supposedly mass murdering ‘Christians’, and have just passed a law to use NGOs, to bypass the UN, such as CIAUSAid to help ‘Christians’, another pretext to keep on INVADING Iraq and Syria and ROBBING their lands/property, and HIDING the mass murder/rape/robbery of land-property, of Syria/Iraqi’s non-Kurdish INDIGENOUS Muslims/Orthodox Christians by the rogue NA*O/US-ISra*l-sponsored PKK-led Kurdish TERRORISTS!

    Thus, the evil US/ISra*l now will be using non-Orthodox/Kurdish Christian, especially the Chaldean Roman Catholic Kurdish communities in their endless evil “DIVIDE and RULE” Zionist propaganda MO – to CONTINUE the OCCUPATION of Iraq and Syria by the rogue NA*O/US-ISra*l-sponsored PKK-led Kurdish TERRORISTS!! See –

    Trump Directs State, USAID to Bypass United Nations, Deliver U.S. Aid More Directly to Christians, Yazidis In Iraq (caution: this is Rightwing US media)

    Vice President Pence: ‘This is the moment, now is the time, and America will support these people in their hour of need’

    BY: Susan Crabtree
    October 26, 2017