Russia denounces current hostilities between Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga in Kirkuk

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October 16, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow condemns the clashes between the Kurdish Peshmerga militia force and the Iraqi Army that are occurring in the disputed city of Kirkuk. 

“Our position towards the clashes is negative,” Lavrov said at the first Global forum of young diplomats during the Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi. “We believe this runs counter to the interests of all the Iraqi people.”

“Unfortunately, in the past, there were not enough efforts to resolve two major issues concerning the use of oil revenues and the status of Kirkuk, which still remain pending,” Lavrov noted. “Delaying these issues did not contribute to the stable development of the Iraqi state,” he added.

Fort Russ earlier today reported in the following link the current details of what is occurring in the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk. 

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