BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: President Jalal Talabani expressed to Chairman of the National Alliance Ibraheem al-Jaffari the positive support of the Kurdish region to the reforms of the Alliance to pass through this crisis.
In a telephone call, as stated by Jaffari's office, both sides discussed the political situation in Iraq and the efforts made to solve current disputes among the political circles.
President Talabani left Iraq for Germany for medical reasons one month ago.
He submitted last May an 8-point initiative to solve the political crisis, including halting media wrangling and resorting to dialogue.
Iraq has been witnessing continued political crisis which culminated in some demands to demote Premier Maliki who was charged with "dictatorial" behavior.

Arbil-Najaf alliance (consisting of Iraqiya Bloc, Sadrist Trend and the Kurdish Alliance) tried to withdraw confidence from Maliki, charging him with "unilaterally ruling the state and violating the constitution."

President Talabani refused to respond to the powers demanding Maliki's demotion, noting that the demand bore less than 164 signatories, stressing that dialogue and the National Conference are the best ways to overcome political crises.

Talabani's stance stirred criticism from Iraqiya Bloc, the Sadrist Trend and some Kurdish MPs who described his opinion as "unexpected."

A number of meetings were held in Arbil, Najaf and Sulaimaniya over the last few weeks among the blocs that demanded Maliki's demotion to determine their final stand on the political crisis