In a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Friday, Barzani said he tries to convince PKK senior officials to stop their anti-Turkey government operations and lay down their arms.
“If PKK continues its armed operations then they will bear the consequences. In our age, no solution can be found by weapons. They (PKK) had better lend an ear to me. I’m talking based on my experience,” Barzani told reporters at a press conference held following talks with Turkish president Abdullah Gul at Hotel Shraiton on Friday.
Barzani said that he would do his best to find a peaceful solution and apply political pressure or convince the party’s officials through words, however, denied to use Peshmarga forces against the party rebels.
“Another armed conflict would damage the Kurd’s cause,” Barzani said.
All Kurdish blocs including PKK are to convince in Arbil in June under the leadership of Barzani.
Barzani called the meeting as a platform to make calls for peace but denied to force PKK to lay down arms.
Barzani also discussed Iraqi’s political crisis that made the leader to warn about deteriorating Iraq’s political situation and accused Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of attempting to monopolize power in Baghdad.
“The solution to Iraq’s problem lies in the Iraqi constitution. If the problems are not solved in Iraq, then we’ll have to ask our people to make a decision as we have no other option, Barzani went on to say.”