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German envoy: Referendum not solution to Iraqi Kurdistan’s problems

Baghdad, Aug 16, German Ambassador to Iraq Cyril Nann said on Wednesday that Berlin believes that under the current situation referendum could not be a solution and would not help to resolve any problem.

In an exclusive interview with Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the ambassador said that a referendum plan proposed by a number of Iraqi Kurdistan political leaders scheduled for September 25 could not help to solve any problem and is not an appropriate way.

He added that Germany believes the Kurdistan region should settle its problems with central government of Iraq through holding dialogue.

Nann stressed that Germany had declared its position officially to both Iraqi Kurdistan region as well as central government of Iraq.

Many countries of the region and world as well as central government of Iraq had opposed proposed plan of referendum by a number of political Kurd leaders, so far.

A political delegation from three Kurdistan parties of Patriotic Union, Democrat and Islamic Unity arrived in Baghdad on Monday evening to hold talks with central government.

The delegation held talks with Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi on Tuesday.

In the meeting, Masjedi underlined support for outcomes of Baghdad-Erbil negotiations.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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