Iraqi Kurdistan
Progressive Alliance: Deeply concerned about the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Progressive Alliance is deeply concerned regarding the new developments in Iraq following the referendum. We severely condemn any violations against civilians in Iraqi Kurdistan. Those who had perpetrated atrocities against civilians should be held accountable.

We call upon all parties concerned to withhold from escalating the current situation to avoid being engulfed in a civil war; they should rise above their interest for the sake of the country with the utmost respect to the constitution.

We demand that all neighboring countries should refrain from intervening unless it is in the direction of promoting a dialogue to resolve this dispute peacefully.

We call on all the members of the progressive political family to stand in unity with the Kurdish people and against transforming a political dispute to an armed conflict.