President Barzani Receives the French and German Ambassadors to Iraq | |
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, ( President Masoud Barzani received a German and French diplomatic delegation headed by Germany's ambassador Cyrill Nunn and France's ambassador, Bruno Aubert. During the meeting, President Barzani and his two guests spoke of the latest political developments in the Kurdistan Region and the issues between Baghdad and Erbil. They also spoke of the recent military confrontations which took place initially in Kirkuk and later in the areas west of the Tigres.

The two ambassadors focused on the importance of negotiations between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve the issues between them and added that their two countries will closely observe the details and will ensure that the rights of the people of the Kurdistan Region are protected.

President Barzani expressed his appreciation to Germany and France and stated that the Kurdistan Region will work towards peacefully negotiating the issues with Baghdad, all in accordance with the Iraqi Constitution. However, if Iraq chooses to aggressively approach the issues, then the people of the Kurdistan Region, as well as the Peshmerga forces, will defend Kurdistan and the dignity of the people of the Kurdistan Region. He also described the recent military measures by Iraq's forces and militias as illegal and unconstitutional.