Kurdistan Regional Government
The Iraqi government plans to soon start paying the salaries of Kurdish Peshmerga and civil servants working for the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Iraq's PM insisted on Thursday that the Kurdish independence referendum be declared void.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) never intended to engage in a war with the Iraqi army, minister Falah Mustafa Bakir,told CNN in an interview.
About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk, fearing unrest, since Monday's takeover of the region by Iraqi forces
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi firmly denied on Thursday preparations for a military attack on Kurdistan, and warned against going back to sectarian .
The Kurdistan Regional Government offered to hold talks with Iraqi authorities on the status of Kurdish airports, border posts and banks after an independence.
Iraqi government forces and Iranian-trained Iraqi paramilitaries are "preparing a major attack" on Kurdish forces in Kirkuk, said the Kurdistan Regional Gov't.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Saturday Kurdistan Regional Government saying.
The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq refused to relinquish control of its border crossings to the Iraqi government, Erbil-based TV Rudaw said on Friday.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani opposes the secession of the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq, as his representative said in a Friday sermon on his behalf.
The Iraqi government gave the Kurdistan Regional Government three days to hand over control of its airports to avoid an international air embargo - al-Abadi.
Iraq’s Vice-President Ayad Allawi proposed a seven-item "national initiative" Monday to solve the current crisis.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) condemned Thursday Turkish airstrikes on the Kurdistan Region's border that left seven civilians killed.