Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:26

UNAMI Concerned by Raising Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk, Cautions Against Unilateral Steps

Baghdad, 21 March 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is concerned by the recent decision of the Governor of Kirkuk to raise the flag of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq over Kirkuk Citadel.

The Mission notes that the Government of Iraq has clarified that under the Constitution Kirkuk falls under the jurisdiction of the central government and that no flag should be raised in the Governorate other than the Iraqi flag.

The Mission cautions against any unilateral steps that might jeopardize harmony and peaceful coexistence among many ethnic and religious groups that rightly call Kirkuk their home and want to live and work together in the post-Daesh period, building on the spirit of unity and cooperation of all components in fighting the terrorist Daesh.

UNAMI expresses appreciation of the huge sacrifices of the people of Iraq in fighting the terrorist Daesh, noting in particular the sacrifices and victories of the Kurds and the Peshmerga accomplished together with the Iraqi security forces.


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United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Phone: +964 790 193 1281, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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