Baghdad (NINA) – Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki received on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Ministry of Defence, a delegation from the Peshmerga. Acting Defence Minister, Sadoun al-Dulaimi attended the meeting.
Informed source said that Maliki discussed with the Peshmerga delegation developments of the crisis between the Central Government and Kurdistan Region, and his suggestion to control security portfolio of the mixed areas by residents of those areas.
On the 26th of November a delegation headed the Secretary General of the Ministry of Peshmerga, Jabbar Yawar, arrived in Baghdad and held 2 days meetings with military commanders.
The Office of Commander in Chief announced that a preliminary agreement has been reached to prepare a working paper, between the Defence Ministry's delegation and the delegation of the Peshmerga, to frame the final agreement and sign it, but the agreement was not signed for unknown reasons.
Later, Yawar announced that the Central Government is not serious in solving its disputes with Kurdistan Region insisting on it unilateral policies and impose military solutions.
A statement to the press said that the Iraqi Government backed down on the agreement reached between the Federal Defence Ministry's delegation and the Peshmerga delegation, during their meetings in Baghdad.
But after his visit to Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, Speaker of Parliament, Usama al-Nijaifi, conveyed to Maliki the region's preliminary acceptance of his views of a solution, based on joint checkpoints, and rehabilitate a local joint force charged with managing the mixed areas' security.
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