Kurdistan denies signing any agreement with Baghdad

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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - 09:57 GMT

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi - REUTERS

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi - REUTERS

BAGHDAD - 2 November 2017: The Kurdish authorities called for a transparent and constructive dialogue with the Iraqi government, denying reports about signing any deals with the Iraqi government, Al Sumaria news channel reported Thursday.

In a statement, the Kurdish authorities denied statements by Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi about Erbil's withdrawal from an inked agreement between a delegation from the Iraqi army and the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, saying no agreement was signed between both sides.

They noted that a draft agreement was put forward by the government military delegation and it was replaced on the second day of a scheduled meeting between the Kurdish and Iraqi delegation.

The Kurdish authorities warned that the current status may lead to war that would bring disastrous impact on all walks of Iraq, calling on all Iraqi parties and civil society organizations to stand against any attempts to incite strife between the Arabs and the Kurdish.

Earlier, the Iraqi prime minister accused Kurdistan of hindering reaching an agreement aiming at deploying federal troops in all disputed areas.

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