The text of the meeting with Massoud Barzani, the newspaper Le Monde

Text meeting , which was conducted by Massoud Barzani (this evening) with the newspaper Le Monde (translation This felt was Menahih minutes of content, perhaps lacking here and there some proofreading):
Le Monde: What are your requests by you to France?
Massoud Barzani: We have a strong relationship with France. We are engaged in a war against a common enemy: terrorism. And we share the same values: peace, democracy and coexistence. Peshmerga are in the first line against Daesh thanks to the international coalition, which forms part of France. We are working to strengthen the bonds of the alliance on the eve of Mosul process. It 's a priority! France helped us in the past and continues by sending weapons and specialists of the Peshmerga, and also by increasing its air strikes.
Le Monde: we have begun discussions of the federal authorities in Baghdad in order to build a common agenda on the connector. What about the spin of this plan?
Massoud Barzani:: Mosul important of all, its significance is not limited to just us (we are Kurds). Good coordination between us and the Iraqi government. Ongoing discussions include two things: incision Eksri politician and another contains. An agreement was reached with regard to the military aspect, but has yet to reach a political agreement. Without a political agreement, there will not be a battle of Mosul.
Le Monde: Why do you agree about the military?
Massoud Barzani: Peshmerga and Iraqi forces will take over the leading role in the battle. The participation of local militias are subject to the approval of the Iraqi government. Mosul is located in a Sunni militias area, then it is normal post the latter. What comes to the popular crowd, it was up to the approval of the local population. There were local approval and then we will agree as well. Sunni - Shiite prior agreement is essential to ensure, above all else will not be a joyous look to the end of the battle.
Le Monde: Will you allow Iraqi forces to deploy in the northern front and north - east , which you control them you?
Massoud Barzani: There is a military agreement Snhtermh. For fighter Daesh, we will try our best to help the Iraqi forces.
Le Monde: Do you fear the return of Iraqi forces to «disputed» areas which Hrrtamoha you?
Massoud Barzani: On this point, we need an agreement. Peshmerga is present to protect the population, it does not require the presence of Iraqi troops. Must organize a referendum in the areas «disputed» them to reflect the population of these regions on is get them into the government of the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Iraqi Kurdistan is a red line, Stagaderha all troops after the war, whether Iraqi or US forces.
Le Monde: Are you enter the Peshmerga forces of Mosul?
Massoud Barzani: This is not our intention, and this is not mentioned in the agreement. So it depends on the course of the war. If we entered Mosul will not stay there.
Le Monde: What Anagatq political agreement?
Massoud Barzani: Until this moment, the dialogue is about the military aspects. We will intensify the political dialogue over the next month. And that the management of the city of Mosul and its environs ( the rest of the province), the representation of all religious and ethnic minorities, search for possibilities to protect these minorities to logic. Yazidis and Christians are Alakulaitan which suffered much at the hands of Daesh. You must help Christians to return to their homes without being threatened. Agreement must be reached between the government of the Kurdistan region and Baghdad to ensure Hmyatem in the event of an external threat. Also we talk about the role of the Peshmerga forces and Iraqi security forces beyond Daesh.

Le Monde: Mosul agreement conditional on resolving differences over the disputed areas , and also on the spill's between the provincial government and the center?

Massoud Barzani: Iraqi Constitution refers to how to manage these issues. There is agreement on the income from oil and gas in the disputed areas will should resort to a referendum.

Le Monde: Do you think realistically edit Mosul by the end of the year?
Massoud Barzani: Yes possible in the case of a political agreement. We are optimistic, and we will work to achieve this.
Le Monde: Turkey, its kind that you maintain good relations, has stepped up its military presence in areas that you control them and support local militias. Are Turkish forces will take part in the battle?
Massoud Barzani: I do not think that Turkey will take part in the battle of Mosul, but it can help the forces involved in this mission. No need to direct their contribution, and the Iraqi government opposes it. But Turkey itself is unwilling to enter Mosul. At the beginning of the war against Daesh, Turkey had two bases for the rehabilitation of troops and police , who fled from Mosul and also volunteers in a special project governance City (post - liberation). Turks base retained as part of an agreement with the Iraqi government.

Le Monde: What do you say about the Turkish intervention in northern Syria , which are designed primarily to block the emergence of a self administration in the Kurdish region of Syria?
Massoud Barzani: I am very concerned about the future of Syria 's Kurds. Democratic Union Party (PYD) controlled the region, and applies the PKK engaged in a war with Turkey 's policy. And the failure of the party in northern Syria , to ensure the participation of everyone. The party helped the Syrian government without reaching an agreement on the future of the Kurdish region. Democratic Union Party has failed to reach an agreement with the Syrian opposition. In sum, we do not see today on the future of the Syrian Kurds.

Le Monde: You are calling for a referendum on independence. Is this possible at a time when Iraqi Kurdistan faces a deep political crisis?

Massoud Barzani: It is an issue bigger and more important than political parties and political leaders. Even if there were internal problems, but everyone is united regarding the national question. We are going to solve the region 's own internal political problems.
Before setting any date for the referendum, we will negotiate with the Iraqi government to determine its position.