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Iraq: ‘PMF represent hope for Iraq' -  Abadi defends Iranian-backed militia in meeting with Tillerson01:55

Iraq: ‘PMF represent hope for Iraq' - Abadi defends Iranian-backed militia in meeting with Tillerson

Iraq, Baghdad
October 24, 2017 at 04:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed concerns over the tensions between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan during his meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Monday.

"We are concerned and a bit saddened by the recent differences that have immerged between the Kurdistan regional government and the Iraqi central government," Tillerson said, adding that US encourages "both parties to enter into discussion and dialogue."

On his end, Abadi said that "the Kurdish people are appreciated first class citizens in Iraq" and that the recent Iraqi incursion in Kirkuk was to "send a strong message".

Regarding the role of the "Popular Mobilization Forces" (PMF, or al-Hashd al-Sha'bi) in Iraq, Abadi noted that "it exists within the boundaries of the constitution" and added that "they represent hope for this country."

El Secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos, Rex Tillerson, expresó su preocupación por las tensiones entre Bagdad y el Kurdistán iraquí, durante su reunión con el primer ministro iraquí Haider al-Abadi en Bagdad, el lunes.

"Estamos preocupados y un poco tristes por las recientes diferencias que han surgido entre el gobierno regional de Kurdistán y el gobierno central iraquí”, dijo Tillerson, añadiendo que EE.UU. insta a ” a ambas partes a entablar conversaciones y dialogar”.

Por su parte, Abadi dijo que "el pueblo kurdo es apreciado como ciudadanos de primera clase en Irak" y que con la reciente incursión iraquí en Kirkuk "enviamos un mensaje fuerte".

En cuanto al papel de las "Fuerzas de Movilización Popular" (PMF, o al-Hashd al-Sha'bi) en Irak, Abadi señaló que "existen dentro de los límites de la constitución" y agregó que "representan la esperanza para este país".

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed concerns over the tensions between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan during his meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Monday.

"We are concerned and a bit saddened by the recent differences that have immerged between the Kurdistan regional government and the Iraqi central government," Tillerson said, adding that US encourages "both parties to enter into discussion and dialogue."

On his end, Abadi said that "the Kurdish people are appreciated first class citizens in Iraq" and that the recent Iraqi incursion in Kirkuk was to "send a strong message".

Regarding the role of the "Popular Mobilization Forces" (PMF, or al-Hashd al-Sha'bi) in Iraq, Abadi noted that "it exists within the boundaries of the constitution" and added that "they represent hope for this country."

El Secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos, Rex Tillerson, expresó su preocupación por las tensiones entre Bagdad y el Kurdistán iraquí, durante su reunión con el primer ministro iraquí Haider al-Abadi en Bagdad, el lunes.

"Estamos preocupados y un poco tristes por las recientes diferencias que han surgido entre el gobierno regional de Kurdistán y el gobierno central iraquí”, dijo Tillerson, añadiendo que EE.UU. insta a ” a ambas partes a entablar conversaciones y dialogar”.

Por su parte, Abadi dijo que "el pueblo kurdo es apreciado como ciudadanos de primera clase en Irak" y que con la reciente incursión iraquí en Kirkuk "enviamos un mensaje fuerte".

En cuanto al papel de las "Fuerzas de Movilización Popular" (PMF, o al-Hashd al-Sha'bi) en Irak, Abadi señaló que "existen dentro de los límites de la constitución" y agregó que "representan la esperanza para este país".

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