US Secretary of State Abadi renews spoken to Washington's position on a referendum Kurdistan
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Twilight News / Information Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday the last received a phone call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday evening

A statement issued by the Iraqi government, said that Tillerson congratulated Abadi successes achieved in the battle to liberate Mosul and political and diplomatic success regional openness to Iraq

The statement added that he reviewed the results of the recent visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran and the State of Kuwait

The statement said, Abadi pointed to Iraq's clear vision to move the region away from the specter of conflicts and wars, and hard to confirm the orientation of cultural commonalities, historical, and the development of economic interests between the peoples of the region and their countries

The statement continued that "Tillerson, the price of Iraqi attitudes balanced regional crises and problems, and the importance of Iraq's role in the stability of the region and cooperation between their countries

It added the statement that Abadi stressed the need to direct all local and external efforts to focus on the elimination of terrorist Daesh gangs and not to be dragged to the side battles adding that Tillerson agreed with this approach and stressed that the United States will remain focused on fighting Daesh

The statement pointed out that Tillerson reiterated the position of the United States not to support the referendum scheduled to take place 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 the battles for liberation

He ended the government's statement by saying that Abadi stressed the importance of benefiting from the successful experience of cooperation between the army and the Peshmerga in the liberation of Mosul battles pointing to the need to unify positions and mobilize international efforts to support the strengthening of the financial situation, economic and building state institutions."

The US State Department has expressed earlier appreciation to the aspirations of the Kurdistan Region to hold a referendum for independence from Iraq while the promised referendum that distract attention from the war against al Daesh, called to communicate with the federal government in Baghdad on important issues

US Secretary said in a statement: "We appreciate the aspirations of the Iraqi Kurdistan region to hold a referendum of independence but conducted attention from the war Payout against Daesh adding that Washington was encouraged Kurdish authorities in Iraq to communicate with the central Iraqi government on important issues

It is scheduled to hold the Kurdistan Region on 25 of the month of September next referendum, the right of self-determination, independence from Iraq or not and this triggered mixed reactions internally and externally, but the Kurdish leadership has recently confirmed its determination to proceed to hold the referendum