Mahmoud Othman: UN mission will mediate to solve political problems.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman said that “The UN mission in Iraq will play a role of mediator between the central government and the provincial government on the one hand and between the demonstrators and the central government on the other.”
Othman told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that “The UN mission met with the religious authority in Najaf, getting the green light to move as a mediator to resolve differences between the central government and the region,” adding: “The UN Mission met the region’s president, Massoud Barzani in Arbil, House Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, Vice President, Khudair Khuzaie and also met with the demonstrators in Anbar and Kirkuk. ”
He added: “The country is still under Chapter VII and under the domination of the Security Council and the United Nations, thus this intervention will be legitimate according to the UN resolutions issued against Iraq,” pointing out that “the UN Mission did not see an Iraqi political figure able to fill the vacuum left by President, Jalal Talabani after his illness, in the convergence of views between the political blocs. ”
He continued that “The withdrawal of Iraqiya’s ministers from the Council of Ministers and the withdrawal of their representative in the Committee of Five, have affected their work, the partnership and negotiators to resolve the problems, because it is a large coalition and have wide masses,” calling all the political blocs to show flexibility in dealing with each other to get satisfactory results to all parties .
The representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Martin Kobler announced, during his visit to the province of Kirkuk, that he will hold a series of meetings with a number of political leaders in Baghdad to urge them to use wisdom to solve the country’s problems. / End