ERBIL, Aug.23 (AKnews)- Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) Bloc at the Iraqi Council of Representatives has called on Kurdistan’s President Massoud Barzani to gather all political leaders of Iraq in Erbil for negotiations to overcome the political crisis in the country.
Awena news agency quoted KIU Bloc Leader Najib Balatayi saying they are looking forward for the suggestion to be enforced.
Balatayi said the meeting will pave the way for another meeting between Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Barzani has repeatedly said he is not ready to meet with Maliki because the meeting will be “pointless.”
Earlier Kurdistan Bloc Coalition MP at the Iraqi Council of Representatives Mohsen Saadun had said that after the Eid al-Fitr Kurdistan will send a delegation to Baghdad for negotiations.
On Friday also Arabic Hayat newspaper cited some sources saying Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has contacted Barzani, Maliki and Ayad Allawi (who leads the Iraqiya List) for holding a wide meeting after he returns from Germany.
It’s almost two months Talabani is in Germany where he had a surgery on his left knee.
After the efforts to withdraw confidence from Maliki failed, now the parties are discussing reform to end the crisis. But many parties complain there is actually no real package or intent for reform.