Sadr meets with Barzani in an attempt (to resolve the crisis) in Iraq

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 11:01

Baghdad: Sadr seeks Iraqi Shiite to "resolving the crisis" between the government and the Kurdistan region, where its leader, Moqtada al-Sadr's visit on Thursday, the President of the Kurdish region, Massoud Barzani, to discuss the issue.
A spokesman Salah al-Obeidi power in a press conference in Baghdad in response to a question about al-Sadr's visit to Arbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region "and addressed to Mr. invitation for the visit and responded to them." A source in the Sadr office in Najaf, told AFP that the chest will meet today in Arbil (320 km) north of Baghdad Barzani, adding, "There is a high probability that comes to Najaf after the end of his meetings in Kurdistan." He said al-Obeidi said "the crisis calls for such a move in order to ease the situation," adding that "Mr Sadr is trying to be the Liberal block (parliamentary), a person at the center and only calculated on the party." He continued "There is no specific file holds" Sadr, who spends long times in Iran, noting that "one of the goals of the visit resolving the crisis." And recently expanded controversy between Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President of the Kurdistan region, relations between them and reached for the first time to the level of extreme tension. Barzani accused Maliki on several occasions to "dictatorship" and autocracy, Erbil, Baghdad accused the smuggling of oil from fields in the region, Iran and Afghanistan. Massoud Barzani announced Monday that he opposed the sale of U.S. F-16 aircraft to Baghdad at the time still Nuri al-Maliki in power, fearing that used against the Kurds. Said Rep. belonging to the Sadr bloc Maha league in response to a question about the position of al-Sadr from the issue that "the current situation is not likely arming Iraq and this may raise concerns with neighboring countries." She said during a press conference with al-Obeidi, "We need to build internal security, and after the unification of the rows are heading to the arming of Iraq." Declined to a source in the Sadr office in Najaf to comment on the statements of the league.