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Kurds accede to ease tension, Says Iraqi Force

29 Nov 2012
Iraq’s central and Kurdish military leaders reached an initial deal to resolve the crisis that led both the sides to send supports to the disputed fields. Dhiaa al-Wakil, the spokesman of Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki’s military office stated that both of the sides agreed on the point that they would start relieving the tensions and to make their higher coordinating committees active between the Kurdish regional guards (well-known as Peshmerga) and the federal armed forces. Later on, Sefeen Dazaie, the spokesman of the Kurdish local government, elucidated in a statement that the Kurdish allocation is a technical committee without any power to resolve the withdrawal of the regional guards from their positions, but they would report to the Kurdish headship for the next steps. The delegation associates need to find out appropriate resolutions for the disaster and preparing for a higher meeting between the ministers of both sides, Dazaie stated. A Kurdish security delegation headed by Jabbar Yawar, secretary general of ministry of Peshmerga in Kurdistan local government, reached Baghdad and met the security leaders in the central regime. The meeting took place after attempts taken by Iraqi Parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, who held talks with the Iraqi prime minister and the regional president of Kurdistan, Masaoud Barzani. Since Baghdad did set up a military command, named Dijia (Tigris) Operations command, the tensions between both sides have been started. The operations command was started to cover up the arguments in the provinces of Kirkuk, Diyala and Salahudin. Source: [Xinhua Net]
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