BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Iraqi federal government has a sequence of situations that the Kurdish Regional Federal government (KRG) should meet right before agreeing to maintain talks on the disaster triggered by final month’s independence referendum, a federal government spokesman explained on Thursday.
The KRG should initial “commit to Iraq’s unity,” the spokesman advised Reuters, reacting to an give for dialogue produced Wednesday right away by the Kurdish authorities.
“The regional authorities in the (Kurdistan) location (..) should accept the sovereign authority of the federal federal government on (..) oil exports, safety and border safety, like land and air entry factors,” he included.
The KRG should also “acknowledge the authority of the federal federal government above the so-identified as disputed locations,” he explained, in a reference to areas claimed by both of those the Kurds and Baghdad, like multi-ethnic oil-prosperous Kirkuk, in northern Iraq.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters moved into Kirkuk when the Iraqi military collapsed in the experience of Islamic Condition in 2014, preventing the region’s oil field from falling into the hands of the militants.
Iraqi Primary Minister Haider al-Abadi final week recommended that Kirkuk be administered jointly, by the KRG and the Iraqi federal government, but beneath the authority of Baghdad.
“This is the foundation for any dialogue asked for by the regional federal government of the location,” the spokesman explained.
Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed Writign by Maher Chmaytelli Modifying by Toby Chopra