Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 21 NOV 2017 09:31 Erbil, GMT +3

KRG welcomes US State Department’s statement

SAT, 21 OCT 2017 08:48 | KRG Cabinet

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabint.gov.krd) - The Kurdistan Regional Government issued a statement on the US State Department's press release regarding the situation in the disputed territories and the clashes between Kurdistan Region and Iraqi forces.

Following is the text of the KRG statement:

The United States Department of State issued a statement on Friday, October 20, 2017, regarding the situation in the disputed territories and clashes between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi forces in Pirdey, also known as Altun Kupri.

In the statement, the Department of States urges both sides to engage in dialogue in order to stop tensions and clashes that took place between the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi forces in the past few days. 

The Kurdistan Regional Government welcomes the statement of the Department of State. It also welcomes the call for the immediate cease of clashes between the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in the disputed areas and agrees that the ceasefire between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces to be coordinated by the coalition forces. 

The Kurdistan Regional Government welcomes the immediate start of negotiations with Baghdad on the basis of the Iraqi constitution and with no preconditions.

Kurdistan Regional Government
21 October 2017