Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday accused the Kurds of reneging on an agreement to withdraw their forces from disputed zones in the north of the country.
The Iraqi government plans to soon start paying the salaries of Kurdish Peshmerga and civil servants working for the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters reached an agreement on Friday to stop fighting in northern Iraq, the media office of the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition said.
The semi-autonomous KRG in northern Iraq welcomed on Thursday a call by Iraqi PM al-Abadi for talks to resolve Kurdish referendum independence crisis.
Iraqi forces took control of "vast areas" in the oil-rich region of Kirkuk without opposition from Kurdish Peshmerga.
Iraqi forces began moving at midnight on Sunday towards oil fields and an important air base held by Kurdish forces
Secretary General of Kurdish Peshmerga Forces denied Friday that the Iraqi central government had given the Peshmerga forces 48 hours to leave Kirkuk