Kurdistan referendum leading to crisis: Amir-Abdollahian

TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) – Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that disintegration of Iraq will end up in another crisis in the region.

 “Holding referendum in Iraq’s Kurdistan will create another crisis in the region,” said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs, on Tuesday while meeting with Eric Chevallier, the Diplomatic Aide of French president Emmanuel Macron, in Tehran.

“Terrorist attacks in the region and Europe shows that the International community is facing a new phenomenon of terror which stems from the improper theology of Wahhabism,” asserted the Iranian senior official.

“France’s stance on the necessity of respecting Iraq’s territorial integrity and avoiding any disintegration of Iraq got our attention,” said the diplomatic aide of Iranian parliament speaker, hailing the balanced approach of French new President Emmanuel Macron on Syria and his focus on political solution of the crisis.

“Creating division in Iraq will give a new opportunity to terrorism,” asserted Amir-Abdollahian, reiterating Iran’s opposition to Iraqi Kurdistan’s call of independence. He stressed that the referendum not only would not solve any problem, but also would create a new crisis.

“Stopping Saudi military campaign against the wronged people of Yemen and return to political settlement through dialogue is the minimum request of Yemeni people,” affirmed the Iranian official after highlighting the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen.

“The infringement of human rights in Bahrain will fan the flare of crisis and extremism in the region,” said the official touching upon the state crackdown of Bahraini protestors by the monarchy of the tiny island, “national dialogue is a basic necessity.”

Amir-Abdollahian also criticized the French government to host anti-Iran terrorists who conduct terrorist operations in the region from France.

He put the spotlight on the growth of terrorism in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and south of Yemen and warned about the growing threat.

“About the future of Syria some points are worth to mention; the continuation of war on terrorism till the establishment of comprehensive security in the Arab country,” enlisted the Iranian official, “Focus on political solution of dialogue; necessity of paying attention to the humanitarian aspects of the crisis and pro-humanitarian aids; avoiding interference in the internal affairs of Syria; and providing a situation for the people of Syria to decide about the future of their country.”

Referring to the growing status of bilateral relations between Tehran and Paris, Amir-abdollahian hailed the visits made by parliamentary delegations of both countries.

The French diplomat, in this meeting, for his part reiterated the will of his country to expand ties with Tehran. He voiced content that some French companies have reopened their offices in Tehran, as a good sign of development of dynamic economic relations between the two countries.

“Our stance in regarding terrorism is clear,” asserted Eric Chevallier, “We are opposed to groups who have created regional crises, violence, and war, whether they are in Syria, in Iraq, in Yemen, or in Lebanon.”


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