A statement by Nijaifi’s office received by IraqiNews.com cited “Nijaifi starts a series of meetings with the political leaders in
“The initiative comes on the background of a meeting involved the head of the political blocs on Wednesday at the parliament where they authorized Nijaifi to conduct a series of visits to reduce the tensions and to end the disputes,” the statement concluded.
The relations between the Federal Government and the Kurdistani Regional Government witnessed tensions recently on the background of clashes took place in Tuz Khurmatu on last Friday.
Earlier, bodyguards of a Kurdish figure and elements of Dijla Operations Command clashed on last Friday in eastern Tikrit city; the capital of Salah-il-Din province and the clashes resulted in killing a civilian and injuring elements of DOC.
The Ministry of Pishmirga within
The Ministry quoted its General Undersecretary, Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawer, as saying ”The clashes, which took place on last Friday and resulted in deaths and injuries, were due to a personal problem and it was controlled after that.”
For his part, the General Commander of the Armed Forces, Nouri al-Maliki, warned Pishmirga, Gaurds of