U. N. hopes KRG lead­ers will work to nor­mal­ize Iraq’s po­lit­i­cal un­rest

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The United Na­tions hopes the Kur­dis­tan Regional Gov­ern­ment (KRG) will con­tinue ef­forts to nor­mal­ize the sit­u­a­tion in Iraq, the Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­als spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive says.

Jan Ku­bis paid a visit to KRG Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani in Er­bil to on Wed­nes­day (May 4) to discuss po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments in Iraq, ac­cord­ing to the regional gov­ern­ment’s web­site.

Ku­bis re­port­edly ex­pressed con­cern over po­lit­i­cal un­rest in the Iraqi cap­i­tal, Baghdad, af­ter de­mon­stra­tors broke into the Iraqi Coun­cil of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives build­ing on April 30.

He added the U.N. con­tin­ues to have talks with Iraqi po­lit­i­cal par­ties in an ef­fort to re­solve the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try.

U.N. au­thor­i­ties also en­cour­aged KRG lead­ers to re­sume vis­its to Baghdad for talks and ne­go­ti­a­tions.

Barzani stated in the meet­ing that a po­lit­i­cal, ad­min­is­tra­tive and se­cu­rity vac­uum is not in the best in­ter­est of the coun­try, adding of­fi­cials would con­tinue sup­port­ing the gov­ern­ment of Iraq in its du­ties.

Hun­dreds of pro­test­ers broke into Baghdad’s Green Zone and forced en­try into the par­lia­ment build­ing on April 30, af­ter par­lia­ment failed to hold a ses­sion to vote on nom­i­nees for the new cabi­net.

Pro­tes­tors chanted and took pic­tures of them­selves inside the main cham­ber where mo­ments ear­lier law­mak­ers had met.

Sadr’s sup­port­ers have been protest­ing for weeks out­side of the Green Zone de­mand­ing re­forms and for MPs to vote in new tech­no­crat min­is­ters.

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