Mahmoud Othman: Talabani meets with Maliki today

BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, Mahmoud Othman of the Kurdistan Alliance announced that President Jalal Talabani and the Kurdish delegation headed by Barham Saleh will meet today 9, Dec Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to discuss the political crisis and the possibility of an agreement to resolve it.”

He confirmed, in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / “The need to have an agreement between the Governments of the center and the province, and if it happens, It should be written on paper with all details, and should not be verbally”, stressing the need of the meetings of the military delegations to finalize the agreement.”

He explained that “The current crisis between the Governments of the center and the region is continuing and escalating and the statements of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during his meeting with the media delegation of Kuwait is an evidence, when he noted that Peshmerga forces movements are unconstitutional in the disputed areas. In return, military reinforcements of the Peshmerga forces have been sent to the disputed areas by the provincial government yesterday. These things do not indicate the agreement between the Governments of the region and the center and does not refer to a truce. ”

The President Jalal Talabani returned to Baghdad from Sulaymaniyah, last Monday, and vowed to continue his efforts and endeavors to bring the views close to reach a political solution to the crisis. Talabani met during the past few days, a number of officials and politicians, including Osama al-Nujaifi Parliament Speaker, Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress, and the Iraqiya coalition President Iyad Allawi, who met with him on Saturday.