Pres­i­dent Barzani re­ceives US Se­na­tor Carl Levin

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE -

Pres­i­dent of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Mas­soud Barzani re­ceived Head of Iraqi Na­tional List in the Iraqi Par­lia­ment, Ayad Alawi, in Salahud­din last Tues­day. In the meet­ing, the lat­est po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion and the for­ma­tion of the new Iraqi cab­i­net were dis­cussed. They also ad­dressed sev­eral other is­sues in­clud­ing the threats of Is­lamic State (IS) on Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Iraq, the re­cent vic­to­ries of Pesh­marga forces against ter­ror­ist groups and the liv­ing con­di­tions of the dis­placed peo­ple and the refugees. Both of them agreed that the for­ma­tion of the new Iraqi gov­ern­ment should be based on de­mands of all the Iraqi en­ti­ties. They also reaf­firmed that suit­able po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tions have to be found to de­feat IS. They also con­firmed that the gov­ern­ment should take re­spon­si­bil­ity to help refugees re­turn to their orig­i­nal places. Cha­l­abi in Hawler Three days ear­lier, the Chief of Iraqi Na­tional Congress, Ahmad Cha­l­abi, vis­ited Hawler and met with Pres­i­dent Barzani. They dis­cussed the po­lit­i­cal and the cur­rent mil­i­tary sit­u­a­tion in Kur­dis­tan and the vic­to­ries of the Pesh­merga forces against IS. They too dis­cussed the process of form­ing new Iraqi gov­ern­ment. The two sides agreed that the for­ma­tion of new gov­ern­ment should be on the ba­sis of gen­uine part­ner­ship. They stressed that the new cab­i­net should re­spect the le­git­i­mate de­mands of all com­po­nents and re­di­rect the po­lit­i­cal process in Iraq ac­cord­ing to the con­sti­tu­tion.

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