Iraqi Kurds pledge to abide by Supreme Court order banning separate homeland

Postado Novembro 14, 2017

But our patience will run out.

US President Donald Trump said he would not take any side in the crisis, but called on both parties to find a peaceful solution.

The independence vote defied the central government in Baghdad - which had ruled the ballot illegal - as well as neighboring Turkey and Iran which have their own Kurdish minorities. It has also expressed hope that apex court's decision will pave the way for a dialogue between central government in Baghdad and KRG headquarter in Erbil.

The announcement marks the Kurds' latest attempt to revive negotiations with Baghdad over their region's future after the central government imposed measures in retaliation against the independence vote.

In a major development which may resolve the issue of a separate homeland for Kurds in Iraq, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has on Tuesday pledged to abide by a recent Supreme Court ruling which bans any secession from the country.

Following the Kurdish bid for independence, Baghdad halted global flights in and out of the autonomous region - known as Iraqi Kurdistan - and launched a military operation that recaptured the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and other disputed areas from Kurdish forces.

The ruling responded to a request from the Iraqi government in Baghdad to put an end to any "misinterpretation" of the constitution and to "assert the unity of Iraq", a court spokesman said last week.

After the debacle, Masoud Barzani resigned from Presidency of KRG and handed over his powers to parliament and executive of the semi-autonomous region.

One of the decisions, approved by the Parliament in a session, but boycotted by Kurdish MPs, on September 27, was mandating the government to summon the ambassadors and representatives of countries having offices in the Kurdistan Region to either close their offices or move them to outside the Region's governorates.