Kirkuk governor blames Erbil's pressures
The governor of Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk Najmaddin Karim has lamented pressures from Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region, and has asked Gorran leader’s cooperation, Hawlati daily said.

According to the report, Karim has met Gorran Leader Nawshirwan Mustafa on Friday to protest Erbil’s protest against him and Kirkuk governorate.

The report further quoted Karim as saying to Mustafa that “while our relation with Baghdad is not ok, there are also pressures from Erbil on Kirkuk governorate.”

Meanwhile Gorran Diplomatic Relation Center Chief Muhammad Taufigh Rahim did not deny the meeting but refused to give the details of the meeting, adding that “Gorran will do whatever it can do for Kirkuk.”

The report added Mustafa has promised cooperation to Karim and it seems the issue has been discussed in Gorran Leader’s Saturday meeting with Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani.

 

News Code: 7890  |  Date: 2014/07/23  |  Time: 14 : 0

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