A statement by the media office of the Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi, cited “Nijaifi phoned the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, and the President of
“Nijaifi confirmed achieving progress concerning this issue by gathering the two sides to hold dialogues after agreeing on specific place and time for these meetings,” the statement added.
“This meeting is considered as a great development to solve the crisis and to end the disputes between the two sides,” the statement concluded.
Earlier, Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi, launched an initiative to eliminate the crisis between the Federal Government and the Kurdistani Regional Government to avoid the disputes and the possible civil war in the country.
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.
It is worth mentioning that 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.
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.
For his part, the General Commander of the Armed Forces, Nouri al-Maliki, warned Pishmirga, Gaurds of