No specific details, except some points declared in a joint statement, were announced by Arbil and Najaf meetings participants and this situation endangers the situation of Kurds and Iraq too as “blocs to the dispute work against each other,” Mahmoud Othman said.
“Most of the current meetings and negotiations are carried out off the record which makes a dangerous and sensitive situation,” Othman added.
The MP added there are risks for the Kurds in these negotiations as there is no guarantee for resolving the issues in the phase after withdrawing confidence from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Four Iraqi leaders, namely Kurdistan Region’s President Massoud Barzani, Iraqiya List Leader Iyad Allawi, Sadr Movement Leader Muqtada al-Sadr and Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi have so far met three times to discuss withdrawing vote of confidence from Maliki and asking his National Alliance to announce a nominee to replace the PM.
Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, however, is against withdrawing trust vote from the premier and there are reports that 20 Iraqiya MPs have taken back their signatures that more than 170 MPs sent to Talabani in a letter and asked him to make the proper ground to unseat Maliki.