Kuwaits foreign ministry undersecretary Khaled al-Jarallah- AFP
KUWAIT CITY – 26 September 2017: Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al Jarallah said Monday evening that Kuwait always supports the unity, security, sovereignty and independence of Iraq, KUNA news agency reported.
Al Jarallah was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a reception hosted by Saudi Embassy to celebrate the Kingdom's 87th national day that falls on September 23.
Commenting on the referendum on independence of Iraq's Kurdistan region held on Monday, he said: "We hope that the referendum would neither breach Iraq's constitution and unity, nor damage the relations between Baghdad and Irbil."
"We also hope that the polls will not hamper the tremendous efforts being made by Iraq to free its territories from the grip of terrorists," he noted.
Al Jarallah affirmed that countries inside the region and beyond are working together to de-escalate the tensions between Baghdad and Irbil in order to avoid any adverse impacts of the referendum.