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KRG Intelligence Head Nazhat Hali Addresses Iraq Crisis

Head of KRG Intelligence Nazhat Hali.

Nazhat Hali, the head of [the protection department] at the Kurdish intelligence service also known as Parastin, said that there was consensus in Kurdistan over supporting the call of President Massoud Barzani to consider the implementation of Article 140 on annexing Kirkuk to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region as already done. Hali believes …

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President Barzani Pushes Referendum into Parliament

The President of Kurdistan told the Parliament that Kurds were not reason for Iraq's breakup.

Massoud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, appears to have moved the country closer to partition after asking MPs to form a committee to organise an independence referendum. An MP from the Kurdistan Democratic party (KDP) who was present at the closed session said Barzani did …

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President Barzani Doubts Iraq Will Remain As Is

Kurdish President Doubts Iraq Will Remain As Is.

VOA Persian Service reporter Ali Javanmardi interviews Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish regional government. VOA: What solution do you have to keep Iraq united as one entity? Massoud Barzani: As Kurds, we mustered all our resources and tried very hard in 2003, after the downfall of the Baathist regime, to build …

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Masrour Barzani: Kurdistan is De-Facto Sovereign State

The top security official of Kurdistan says we are only short of international recognition.

Masrour Barzani: Kurdistan is De-Facto Sovereign State Masrour Barzani, the Adviser of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council, told FRANCE 24 that the international community should start recognizing the rights of the people of Kurdistan as Kurdistan has become a “de-facto sovereign state” in reality. “We are building a democratic, tolerant …

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