Mas­rour Barzani vis­its po­lit­i­cal par­ties on pres­i­dency is­sues

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Head of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s Se­cu­rity Coun­cil on Thurs­day urged party lead­ers to solve the on-go­ing po­lit­i­cal cri­sis.

Mas­rour Barzani met with Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Kur­dis­tan So­cial­ist Demo­cratic Party (KDSP), Mo­hammed Haji Mah­moud. Later, Barzani and Mah­moud ad­dressed re­porters dur­ing a press con­fer­ence fol­low­ing their meet­ing.

“We will do what we con­sider good and in the peo­ple’s best in­ter­est, with­out hes­i­ta­tion,” Mah­moud said.

Barzani and a group of mem­bers from his party, the Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP), also met with a Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Union (KIU) del­e­ga­tion Thurs­day.

The KDP thanked the KIU for its at­ti­tude to­ward the Kur­dis­tan Pres­i­dency is­sue, prais­ing its role in the five-party ne­go­ti­a­tions as “na­tion­al­is­tic.”

In the same day, Barzani also vis­ited Kur­dis­tan Ballen Ab­dul­lah, the sec­re­tary of Kur­dis­tan Toil­ers Party.

"The cur­rent cri­sis about pres­i­dency is­sues has been cre­ated and it is not nat­u­ral. The is­sues could have been dealt with in a dif­fer­ent way," said Ab­dulla.

Ma­jor Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties have been locked in a dis­agree­ment over the fu­ture of the Re­gion’s pres­i­dency as Ma­soud Barzani’s term of­fi­cially ended on Au­gust 20, and lead­ers have yet to de­cide on a suc­ces­sor and how to ap­point that per­son.

The par­ties held a meet­ing late on Au­gust 18 as a last­minute at­tempt to reach an agree­ment, but they failed.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives an­nounced that they have agreed upon 13 sec­tions out of 18 of the pres­i­dency law dur­ing a fifth meet­ing in Er­bil on Wed­nes­day, though no fi­nal deal was struck.

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