Thursday, May 19, 2011 14:00 GMT
Kurdish opposition powers uttered on Wednesday night readiness to take part in the dialogue suggested by the head of Kurdistan region and according to the common project for political reform submitted by the three opposition parties.
The three opposition parties in the region: Change Movement, Kurdistan Islamic Union and Kurdistani Islamic group, met in Tal Barnan, the headquarters of Change Movement and held a press conference afterwards attended by Alsumarianews, during which they announced their stand.
“As opposition, we will take part in the dialogue to which Kurdistan region President called in May 17, 2011 in order to solve the problems of the region and that thru our common project”, said Sarko Othman, Member in Kurdistani opposition cooperation committee in a statement.
Head of Kurdistan region Massoud Barazani had launched on Tuesday a new initiative for dialogue with opposition. The president statement published on the presidency website on the internet comes as follows: “Since the beginning of the unhealthy situation between the different Kurdish parties in Kurdistan region we deem that sitting together around dialogue table is the best way to solve the dilemma between the two parties… for this reason in 10/4/2011 I called these parties to go along with the interests of Kurdistan people and to carry on the dialogue until reaching a solution in the framework of law and legitimacy.”
“Opposition doesn’t have sacred points that it cannot discuss or negotiate, we will enter dialogue and suggest our plan; the other party will have his own plan two and we’ll search for common ground” said Kurdistani Islamic group Leader Tawfik Karim during an interview with Alsumarianews.
“The union has always been with dialogue and it never renounced to it” said Kurdistan Islamic Union Spokesman Salah Eddine Babaker during an interview with Alsumarianews. “Opposition cooperation committee received the initiative positively and it will convene this evening in Alsuleimaniyah in order to announce its official stand in regards of the head of the region’s new initiative”, he added.
The 3 opposition parties, i.e. Change Movement, Kurdistan Islamic Union and Kurdistani Islamic group had issued a statement after a common meeting in May 5th, 2011 in which it called to dissolve the current government in Iraq’s Kurdistan region and to form an interim coalition and consensus government that would be entitled of preparing for snap legislative elections in the region. The opposition powers had also uttered that they will not enter any dialogue with governing parties but as an entity.
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