The army is ending its presence in Kirkuk and the last of its units are leaving these areas for Mosul
US Assistant Secretary of State John Sullivan urged the Iraqi government to lift the ban imposed on international flights from airports in the Kurdistan Region and pay the salaries of regional employees.
He stressed Sullivan in a press conference in Baghdad, the need to reach an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government on all outstanding issues, through dialogue.
Sullivan said he urged Iraqi officials to resolve the crisis with Erbil, in particular sending the salaries of Kurdish employees and reopening airports.
Since the self-determination referendum in late September, Baghdad has imposed a series of punitive measures on the Kurdistan Region, including the ban on flights from Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports.
The Iraqi government also refuses to send the salaries of the staff of the region.
US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan arrived earlier in the day in Baghdad, heading a government delegation.
Sullivan met in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and senior Iraqi officials.
The US embassy in Iraq said in a statement on Sunday that Washington is working to revive the political and economic relationship with Baghdad.
He is scheduled to visit Sullivan and his delegation to the Kurdistan Region to meet officials in Erbil.