Tillerson calls Abadi and renews his rejection of the Kurdistan referendum
Tillerson calls Abadi and renews his rejection of the Kurdistan referendum and discusses with him the results of his regional tour US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson renewed his country's rejection of the referendum in the Kurdistan region for secession.
"The Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi, received a telephone call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday evening," the office said in a statement.
Tillerson congratulated Abadi on "the successes achieved in the battle to liberate Mosul and the political and diplomatic success of regional openness to Iraq."
The results of the recent visit to Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Kuwait were reviewed.
Abadi said, according to the statement, "the clear Iraqi vision to keep the region away from the specter of conflict and war, and the seriousness of the emphasis of cultural and historical, and the development of economic interests between the peoples of the region and their countries."
Tillerson valued "Iraq's balanced positions of regional crises and problems, and the importance of Iraq's role in the stability of the region and cooperation among its countries."
Abadi also stressed that "all domestic and foreign efforts should be directed to focus on eliminating terrorist gangs and not being dragged into side battles."
Tillerson agreed with the trend and stressed that "the United States will remain focused on fighting a staunch."
"The US position is not to support the planned referendum in Kurdistan, and the need to focus efforts to cooperate with the central government to meet the challenges of stability and reconstruction after the completion of liberation battles."
"The importance of benefiting from the successful experience of cooperation between the army and Peshmerga in the battles of liberating Mosul," Abadi stressed, "the need to unify positions and to mobilize international efforts to strengthen the financial situation, economic and state institutions."
The presidency of the Kurdistan region of Iraq recently announced its intention to organize a referendum on the independence of the Iraqi territory on September 25 next.
The media office of the Prime Minister issued a statement on Thursday on the regional tour held by President Haider al-Abadi during the past few days, pointing out that this round was the result of a political approach taken by the Iraqi government to establish balanced foreign relations on the basis of the mutual interests of Iraq with these countries.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held a three-day tour last week, including Saudi Arabia, Iran and Kuwait.