Biden adviser to end the meeting with Maliki and begin talks and Barzani in Arbil, informing him: the situation is not acceptable
Thursday, June 14, 2012 22:30
Twilight News / Tony Blinken ended the national security adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden, Thursday, talks with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad, and began a series of talks with leaders in Erbil, the Kurds on the current political crisis.
He has told Blinken that Iraq is able to solve its problems alone, a statement interpreted by analysts as a signal Baghdad's refusal to appear for any U.S. mediation to defuse the political crisis, which worsened after the withdrawal of U.S. forces.
Obd after talks with Maliki, Biden adviser went to Erbil and met the President of the Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, to discuss the latest developments in the current political crisis in the country.
He received a presidential statement "Twilight News" copy of "The two sides also discussed the ongoing attempts to correct the constitutional political process and governance in Iraq."
Barzani accused on several occasions, al-Maliki that he and a group of his supporters in power as the unique resolution and create problems, and refuse to resolve the political crisis and the outstanding issues with the Erbil and in particular oil contracts.
Barzani said the Kurdistan Region will not accept to live under a dictatorship, and refused to hand over Washington, Baghdad deal fighter jets F-16 because of lack of confidence in Maliki, he said recently.
The statement quoted Blinken that Washington "support democratic and constitutional process in Iraq and stand against terrorism, which with all the chosen people of Iraq in the framework of the Constitution and agreements."
He said he understood "the concern of the Kurdistan Region."
According to the statement, Barzani told the U.S. official that "the status quo in this case is unacceptable and must be a radical solution to this crisis in the framework of the Constitution and conventions."
It was supposed to hold a reconciliation conference, Iraqi politicians who knew the media to the National Conference, in the past months, but the intensity differences led to its postponement until further notice.
He called on the Islamic Dawa Party, led by al-Maliki earlier Thursday, his opponents to "renounce the reasons for the difference," reiterated his commitment to reconciliation conference to end the crisis that has gripped Iraq since more than six months.
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