Rex Tillerson and Barzani stress need for Erbil-Baghdad dialogue

Tillerson expressed his concerns over the tensions between Erbil and Baghdad and reemphasized the support of the United States. (File photo: AFP)

The Prime Minister of Iraqi-Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stressed on Friday the need for Erbil and Baghdad to initiate political negotiations.

According to an official statement released from Barzani’s office on Friday, Tillerson expressed his concerns over the tensions between Erbil and Baghdad and reemphasized the support of the United States for the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq.”

Similarly, the secretary looked at the existing ceasefire and security dialogue between Iraqi-Kurdistan and Iraq as potential turning points to political dialogue. A dialogue that will ultimately solve the problems between both parties, added the statement.

Barzani also expressed Kurdistan’s readiness to “begin political dialogue for the sake of a peaceful solution for the problems.” The prime minister noted that war will not be beneficial to solving the dispute.
 

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