Our gratitude to the American people is immense and we should never be embarrassed to express it.
The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world.
The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.
I am very, very sorry for the lives lost in Iraq. I think it was a very noble job that your army and your people did in Iraq.
The Western governments will be encouraged and persuaded to deal with the real representatives and listen to the real voice of the Kurdish people.
Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples.
The building of this site would not be possible without the courageous decision by President Bush to liberate Iraq. This building is not only a compound for the embassy but a symbol of the deep friendship between the two peoples of Iraq and America.
I always tell the Kurds who defend independence: Let's say we declared the independent Kurdish state and Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey imposed sanctions on us, without waging a war. How would we survive under those circumstances?
Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible.
Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.
This is a historic visit full of love and brotherhood that sends the message that Iraq and Iran are now having the best relationship.
Every human must take responsibility for his actions.
We are not denying that Turkey has a right to defend itself from extremists but some of its actions are not serving any democratic purpose in Turkey or in Iraq. This will not benefit the relations between the two countries.
I agree with him that we are going to work together for having this strategic agreement between United States and Iraq, and also to continue our cooperation in our struggle against terrorism and for promotion of democracy in Iraq and in Middle East.
I must tell you that I am committed, as the president of Iraq, to benchmarks and to do our best to achieve some progress forward for national reconciliation.