Demonstrators, some carrying clubs, stormed the Iraqi Kurdistan parliament building in Erbil on Sunday.
“I will remain as a Peshmerga,” said Barzani in a letter to Parliament
The renewed conflict in Iraq will not come as a massive surprise to anyone with an understanding of the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy.
Iraq Army 15th division controlled two areas and 44 oilfields in Tal Afar area in Ninewa province in northern Iraq.
Iraq claims full control of all towns in Kirkuk province after clashes with Peshmerga forces. Iraqi forces clashed on Friday with Kurdish forces at Altun Kupri.
The counterterrorism official accused Barzani of oil robbery.
MP Raad al-Dahlaki asserted that the Peshmerga forces will withdraw peacefully from various areas in Diyala governorate.
Iraqi Army Forces raised the official Iraqi flag on all oil facilities in Kirkuk after they regained control from the Peshmerga forces.
Iraq's Kurdish security forces said Baghdad would pay a "heavy price" for launching an advance on the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk.
The U.S. embassy in Baghdad calls on all Iraqi parties to immediately cease military action and restore peace.
Deputy Governor of Kirkuk Rakan Saeed al-Jobouri has been assigned to run the city until a new governor is chosen in accordance with the local municipals’ elections.
Egypt calls on the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to practice self-restraint and avoid collisions that may result in more complications.
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi stressed working in accordance with the Iraqi constitution to serve the citizens and protect the unity of the country.
The federal forces have taken control of vital sites in Kirkuk upon directives from the Iraqi leadership.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi directed the armed forces to protect all citizens in Kirkuk.
The Anti-Terrorism Authority forces deployed widely in the K1 airbase in Kirkuk province.
The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it was watching developments in the disputed region of Kirkuk and was "very concerned" about reports of a confrontation.
Four Peshmerga troops were killed Saturday when an explosive device hit their vehicle in Daquq in southern Kirkuk Province.