Heading To Another War: Iraqi Government Asks Kurdistan Regional Government To Hand Over Border Crossings And Airports

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Heading To Another War: Iraqi Government Asks Kurdistan Regional Government To Hand Over Border Crossings And Airports

On Sunday, the Iraqi Federal government asked the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to hand over international border crossings and its airports, according to an official statement of Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The Iraqi Federal Government also asked foreign countries to stop oil trading with the KRG and to deal with it in matter regarding airports and borders.

Earlier on Sunday, Abadi said in a live speech to the Iraqi people that the Iraqi Federal Government will take “necessary measures” to protect the Iraqi unity.

“To take a unilateral decision affecting the unity of Iraq and its security, and the security of the region, with a referendum on separation is unconstitutional and against civil peace. We will take the necessary measures to preserve the unity of the country,” Abadi said.

Abadi also stressed that the upcoming Kurdistan Region independence referendum on September 25 is “unconstitutional”, and that the Iraqi Federal Government “will not recognize its outcome”. Moreover, Abadi said that Iraq refuses any state that is built on racist or sectarian bases with its borders.

“We will never forsake our Kurdish citizens, their security and welfare. We reject the sectarian, racist state,” Abadi said.

Abadi also stated that the oil in the Kurdistan Region belongs to all Iraqi people and not just individuals or political parties. Furthermore, Abadi criticized the Kurdistan Region for a lack of integrity regarding the oil income.

“Kirkuk’s oil does not belong to individuals or parties, why has the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) not paid people’s salaries … Over 900,000 barrels of oil are sold everyday by the KRG, the Kurdish people must ask where this money is going if not to them,” Said Abadi.

Meanwhile, Kurdistan Region president Masoud Barzani said at a press conference that the “partnership with Iraq is over”. Yet again Barzani confirmed that the Kurdistan Region independence referendum will be held as planned.

Barzani said again that the Kurdistan Region will agree to a post-referendum negotiation with the Iraqi Federal Governed. Barzani attacked the Iraqi government in the same time and said that “it was Baghdad that had declined to accept us [Iraqi Kurds]”.

Barzani statement are very far from the political reality as both the Iraqi Federal Government and the US refused a post-referendum negotiation so far.

In a related development, Iran announced that it halted flights to and from the KRG-held regions in northern Iraq on Sunday in what appears to be a first reaction to the retaliation to the upcoming Kurdistan Region independence referendum.

Turkey, Iraq and Syria will likely take simllier measures in case the KRG declared the independence of the Kurdistan Region in the aftermath of the Kurdistan Region independence referendum. In such case, the Kurdistan Region will likely be put under a large-scale siege.

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  • Zainab Ali

    great job iraq … stop the zionist cancer from growing further … enough is enough from the wannabes from hell

    • Richard Noel Hedditch

      I look forward to Kurds dying in droves.

  • stringball

    I hope Iraq makes good use of all that Murican ordnance left behind after the “liberation”.

  • Mountains

    The Iraqi Gov’t can’t do jack shit without US support. Pesmerga knows this very well. Hack if push comes to shove I fency Pesmerga going all the way to Baghdad

    • BL

      Wrong, Iraq could easily rely on Iran for all its needs, it’s not dependent on the US.

      • Mountains

        I don’t see why the International community will allow that.. Iran has to many sanctions already

        • BL

          (((The International Community))) (i.e. the US and Israel) are getting owned everywhere in the region, they’re in no position to allow anything.

          • Mountains

            loool. Is that why the Russians, Iranians and others are barking on the media and have turned into trolls nowadays. To put it short they are very much scared of uncle sam.. which is honestly sad

          • BL

            Shoo kike, get out of this website, you’re dirty and you smell.

          • matt

            i smell the foul stench of a jew hater!!!

          • George King

            You don’t have to hate jews to despise zionist and the state of Israel, in fact you can be a jew.

            “When Einstein was offered the Israeli presidency, Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion stated, “I’ve had to offer him the post because it was impossible not to, but if he accepts we are in for trouble.” In a letter written in the same year, Einstein compared the Zionists’ project with that of the Pilgrims, noting, “how tyrannical, intolerant and aggressive [they] became after a short while.” And in Einstein’s last media interview, which ran in the New York Post a month before his death, he stated “We had great hopes for Israel at first. We thought it might be better than other nations, but it is no better.”

          • matt

            If that was the case he did not have to use the word jew or jewish.. oh actualy this time it was kike. I like the last sentence in your comment we had great hopes….BUT IT IS NO BETTER

          • santiago

            Talmudists, rabbinical jews.. is that ok for your sensibilities?

          • matt

            No, there are talmudists that do not support israel, that does not make them necesarily nice people because they follow a backward religion, but that counts for all abrahamic religions…

          • santiago

            Of course there are Talmudists like soros and other Khazars that support more their own agenda, Ukraine.

            The Abrahamic Religion BS doesn’t even deserve a response.

          • George King

            Your point of view “ALL countries are built on bloodshed, treason and racism. Despite nice constitutions or declarations” is spot on.

            Despite communities efforts to not repeat the mistakes of the past reinvent different styles and founding principals for governance and the prophylactic measures all fall short due to human nature traits.

            If one wants to understand this, a good start is to understand “The Iron Law of Oligarchy” that sums up the process of lost nations’ Treasure, Commons and Inalienable Rights for its citizens.

            The “iron law of oligarchy” states that all forms of organization, regardless of how democratic they may be at the start, will eventually and inevitably develop oligarchic tendencies, thus making true democracy practically and theoretically impossible, especially in large groups and complex organizations.
            The Iron Law of Oligarchy”
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_law_of_oligarchy

            According to Michels all organizations eventually come to be run by a “leadership class”, who often function as paid administrators, executives, spokespersons, political strategists, organizers, etc. for the organization. Far from being “servants of the masses”, Michels argues this “leadership class,” rather than the organization’s membership, will inevitably grow to dominate the organization’s power structures.

            By controlling who has access to information, those in power can centralize their power successfully, often with little accountability, due to the apathy, indifference and non-participation most rank-and-file members have in relation to their organization’s decision-making processes.

            Michels argues that democratic attempts to hold leadership positions accountable are prone to fail, since with power comes the ability to reward loyalty, the ability to control information about the organization, and the ability to control what procedures the organization follows when making decisions. All of these mechanisms can be used to strongly influence the outcome of any decisions made ‘democratically’ by members.

            Michels stated that the official goal of representative democracy of eliminating elite rule was impossible, that representative democracy is a façade legitimizing the rule of a particular elite, and that elite rule, which he refers to as oligarchy, is inevitable.

            Later Michels migrated to Italy and joined Benito Mussolini’s Fascist Party, as he believed this was the next legitimate step of modern societies. The thesis became popular once more in post-war America with the publication of Union Democracy: The Internal Politics of the International Typographical Union (1956) and during the red scare brought about by McCarthyism.

          • matt

            Very interesting, thanx.
            I will read this later. Although i am not a nationalist, small countries work better then big ones. That fits with your thesis, i think

          • santiago

            It is natural to hate jews according to jews since there is a biological conspiracy against them it is called anti-semitism. Of course that is the only reason since Jews are so lovable and have never given a reason to anyone (iike all tose countries, societies, communities that today can’t stand them and in the past have exiled or killed them. Because the poor perpetual victims (the jews) are so godly that walk on air thus the rest of the world is wrong.

            Go eat a dick filthy talmudist.

          • matt

            How pathetic and dumb

          • Wahid Algiers

            Idiot. Every normal human being hates zionists, not jews. Anything wrong with you?

          • matt

            A lot of zionists are victims as well. Can you imagine being born there and from the beginning being brainwashed? Only a few are smart and strong enough to educate themselves and form another opinion. That mechanism works in most countries and this is why most americans are ignorant patriots for example…
            My point is that if people hate zionism, they should write zionists instead of jews.
            Nothing wrong with me :)

          • matt

            Normal people do not hate in the end

        • javier

          how you can blindly support these immoral cretins, i guess that doesn’t matter to people like you

        • santiago

          The intl. community has no say, if the iraqi government asks for help. They could even help the Iraqis set up their own no fly zone and if the government of Iraq calls for a no fly zone the intl. community can’t say shit, they can only say shit about the SDF because of their illegality and the USA.

    • jhon malakiat

      maybe true iraq govt cant do that without us support. but iraq govt with PMU and all arab tribe support really capable to make kurd bleeding..

  • BL
  • John Brown

    IRAQI GOVERNMENT ASKS KURDISTAN REGIONAL GOVERNMENT TO HAND OVER BORDER CROSSINGS AND AIRPORTS. Syria should do the same with the SDF kurds in Syria ASAP.

  • Graeme Rymill
    • George King

      Barzani, who by the way was not re-elected is seeking to maintain a low public profile given his lack of political legitimacy and uses faux Kurdish regional goverments for this purpose.

      One other very troubling fact is that ISIS (terrorist) stolen oil that funded the terorist war against both Iraqi and Syrian citizens was being transferred through kurdish controlled teritories which coud not happen unless Barzani allowed it.

      The Barzani clan and associates using Kurdish political groups made these energy agreements and according to reports the proceeds have not been shared or proportioned with the Kurdish population or to Iraq the owner of said resources in the past or in the present.

      These facts lead to observation of the modus operani as a transnational criminal cabal.
      I am not an expert as in any official status but as the old saying goes “follow the money”.

      Now with recent developments in both Syria and Iraq and by what is described above the Kurdish population are going to be the losers due to the actions of a (muder inc) transnational criminal cabal.

      These contracts will either be declared null and void and will have to be negotiated with the national governments involved. I think “Russian energy behemoth Rosneft signed several cooperation, investment and production sharing agreements” is just covering all the bases and was prior to the recent events in Syria and Iraq.

      I agree with John Brown, “IRAQI GOVERNMENT ASKS KURDISTAN REGIONAL GOVERNMENT TO HAND OVER BORDER CROSSINGS AND AIRPORTS. Syria should do the same with the SDF kurds in Syria ASAP.”

      That leaves the billion dollar investment payment subject to repayment by the authorities of KRG and other regional Kurdish regions. Maybe they (Kurds) could go after the President who was not elected President and his clan for this repayment. The worm turns!

  • George King

    It is an important state security function to control its borders and airports. Syria should also make this same declaration/s and enforcement/s. This would have prevented the latest 2 billion in arms shipments to the enemies of Syria through Iraq & Syrian borders from Kurdish controlled zones.

  • SOF

    Israel has expressed support for the Kurdish state, again its cynically looking forward to further Balkanizing of the Middle East and further fertile ground for future conflicts.

    The countries protesting against this development are more than likely fully aware of this. If the referendum goes ahead it will make the SDF’s move to the Syria-Iraq border across the oil fields more obvious.

    • IH8Lies

      Why doe’s that not surprise me.

  • Pete

    If the referendum is overwhelmingly succeed, we will see something different than ISIS. A nation will fight, not terrorists, and i think it will be definitely harm the UN, it will be allowed to kill the Kurds at this point. (does not matter who leads, if they are all Kurds) It’s a two edged sword. If it breaks out, it will be very-very big. US will leave and 5-10 million Kurds, who believed after this war gets freedom behind the scenes, and promised for decades, even in WW II, will fight i think until they die, but the reason will be different. Turkey and Iran and Iraq can fear on that. (it’s not because in one country will be an independent state – it’s because of the push after this war – the whole area will be blown up, if Turkey or Iran or Iraq would step after an overwhelming referendum) I’m just saying, history is hard and can break apart any minority, but at the end smaller nations has broken the majority, as the cost was far more high for the majority than just leave the region. (Think about Russia and Chechnya)

    So i think that push would create the opposite, and even if it’s not seen now, SDF and Barzani will be hand in hand. (So the push and the threat will cause the historic moment, anyway Kurds would be scattered indefinitely) I’m not retard, but if you look at just Europe, you can see that i might be right on this if you just consider without bias. (Turkey, Iran should divide the Kurds, but makes the opposite, which is a very bad and arrogant strategy – it showed in the history that it won’t help – just makes the fight more intense on Turkey side also – anyway i think Molotov cocktails can help against Russian tanks, Europeans has huge amount of experience on that anyway sadly)

    With ISIS even if they were terrorist, it was very hard to explain to even Assad why ISIS needs to be fought first, so what was the explanation against Kurds. Next Holocaust and genocide i think.

    It’s a very frustrating situation for Turkey i need to admit, but history unfortunately made decades ago, and it’s even harder to fix. (Even between Iran and Saudi Arabia)

  • RussG

    The sovereignty of Iraq must be respected. We all knew this was coming. Sorry, Kurds, you need to make it work within the country and government of Iraq.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    ISIS creator’s Israel,Saudi’s, UN,USA and NATO are busy with Kurdistan state creation which in return will be control by themself. Russia must stop supporting any sanction of them against any country include North Korea.