The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Massoud Barzani met Friday with Brett MacGurke, US special envoy to the International Coalition for the War against Da’ash and his accompanying delegation, including US Ambassador to Iraq and US Ambassador to Iraq Steve Vaklin.
“During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the latest developments, changes and political equations in the political process in Iraq, and ways to form a new government,” a statement issued by Barzani’s press office told the twilight news.
The statement added that it was stressed the need to adhere to the principles of real partnership between the deputies of Iraqi components.
“The two sides agreed to permanent communication and consultation between them until the political process in Iraq is put on track,” the statement said.
On Wednesday evening, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo telephoned the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, and discussed a number of issues, including the formation of the new Iraqi government.
In a statement after the call, the two sides discussed the political situation in Iraq, and the US minister praised the role of Barzani in the Iraqi political process after the parliamentary elections, describing that role as important.
The statement also said that the two sides exchanged views on the latest political developments and discussions between the parties regarding the formation of the new Iraqi government, adding that both sides talked about how to speed up the formation of the Iraqi government.
The two sides stressed the continuity of consultation between the two sides and the continuation of bilateral relations.
This comes after an informed source told the Twilight News, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, a request from the US President’s envoy to join the Kurds towards a Shiite camp that ends with the formation of the Iraqi government.
He added that Barzani had recently held a meeting in Arbil with US envoy Brett McGurk at the request of the latter, centered on the formation of the Iraqi government and the formation of the largest bloc.
He said that McGurk, asked Barzani to join the Kurds to the alliance of the nucleus consisting of Sadr, Hakim, Abbadi, Allawi, and not to go towards the Fatah alliance led by Amiri, Khazali, Maliki.
The source said that Barzani seemed annoyed by the words of Trump’s envoy, and told him “do not talk to me this way.”
He added that Barzani also told the envoy of Trump, “The Kurds, especially the Kurdistan Democratic Party does not have red lines on a person or a party and will ally with those who meet the demands of the Kurds and guarantees the rights of the people of Kurdistan.”
And was unable to political entities to reach an agreement leading to the formation of the largest bloc, the first steps to form a new government in the country.
There were disagreements in the Iraqi political circles over the candidates for the formation of the next government, amid the visit of US special envoy to Iraq, Brett McCorgh, in conjunction with the visit of the commander of the “Quds Force” Iranian Qassem Soleimani, aimed at forming a government.
This comes at a time formed blocks “Suron” supported by the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, the coalition of “victory” led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi, and “wisdom” led by Ammar al-Hakim, and “national” led by Vice President Iyad Allawi on Sunday, Which they call the nucleus of the largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament.
Sadr and Abadi represent the first axis of the Shiite blocs winning in the elections that took place in May, while the second axis consists of the alliance, “the conquest,” which includes factions of the popular political crowd led by Secretary General of the Badr Organization Hadi Amiri, and a coalition of state law led by Vice President Nuri al-Maliki.
The bipartisan dispute continues over the formation of a major bloc nominating as prime minister of the new government. Which needs 165 seats, out of a total of 329 seats in the new Iraqi parliament.