Massoud Barzani repulsed Trump’s envoy strongly: Do not talk so in front of me

Massoud Barzani repulsed Trump’s envoy strongly: Do not talk so in front of me

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:07:35

Massoud Barzani repulsed Trumps envoy strongly - Do not talk so in front of meThe leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, rejected a request from the US president’s envoy to join the Kurds towards a Shiite camp that ends with the formation of the Iraqi government.
He told a source close to the decision-making in the Kurdistan Region, Barzani recently held a meeting in Arbil with US envoy Brett McGurk at the request of the latter, centered on the formation of the Iraqi government and the composition of the largest bloc.
He added that McGurk, asked Barzani to join the Kurds to the alliance of the nucleus consisting of Sadr, Hakim, Abbadi, Allawi, and not to go towards the alliance led by Fatah, Amiri, Khazali, Maliki.
The source said that Barzani seemed annoyed by the words of Trump’s envoy, and told him “do not talk to me this way.”
He added that Barzani also told the envoy of Trump, “The Kurds, especially the Kurdistan Democratic Party does not have red lines on a person or a party and will ally with those who meet the demands of the Kurds and guarantees the rights of the people of Kurdistan.”
And was unable to political entities to reach an agreement leading to the formation of the largest bloc, the first steps to form a new government in the country.
There were disagreements in the Iraqi political circles over the candidates for the formation of the next government, amid the visit of US special envoy to Iraq, Brett McCorgh, in conjunction with the visit of the commander of the “Quds Force” Iranian Qassem Soleimani, aimed at forming a government.
This comes at a time formed blocks “Suron” supported by the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, the coalition of “victory” led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi, and “wisdom” led by Ammar al-Hakim, and “national” led by Vice President Iyad Allawi on Sunday, Which they call the nucleus of the largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament.
Sadr and Abadi represent the first axis of the Shiite blocs winning in the elections that took place in May, while the second axis consists of the alliance, “the conquest,” which includes factions of the popular political crowd led by Secretary General of the Badr Organization Hadi Amiri, and a coalition of state law led by Vice President Nuri al-Maliki.
The bipartisan dispute continues over the formation of a major bloc nominating as prime minister of the new government. Which needs 165 seats, out of a total of 329 seats in the new Iraqi parliament.

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