US sees no need to appoint special envoy on Iraq-Kurdistan crisis

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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The United States has said there was no need to appoint a special envoy to resolve the crisis between Iraq and Kurdistan Region, saying that such a dispute could be resolved “internally”.

“We certainly heard about that idea to appoint a special envoy. We believe at this point that this is an issue that can be worked out internally, that it can be worked out between Baghdad and

Erbil and don’t feel that it’s necessary to appoint some sort of United States envoy in some sort of new position to handle this,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert, said in a press briefing late Tuesday.

“I’m not aware of a formal request to appoint an envoy. I’ve heard of this report. I’m not aware of a formal request”, she added.

“These folks have lived together, have fought together, have raised families together; we think that they can probably work it out on their own as well,” Nauert said, referring to Iraqis and Kurds.

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