KDP sets precondition on joining new government in Baghdad


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SULAIMANI — An Iraqi MP from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) bloc, Sharif Suleiman, said on Thursday (June 23) the KDP’s precondition on joining the federal government in Baghdad was that the federal government not violate the rights of the Kurdistan Region.

Suleiman told Anadolu Agency the KDP wants the trouble between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to be resolved according to the constitution.

He said in order to put an end to the disputes between the Iraqi parties, the blocs have to meet and hold discussions.

Suleiman also said the KDP has started discussions with the Coordination Framework, which is expected to be appointed to form the new government.

A political source close to the party said the KDP will participate in forming a new government in Baghdad if the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court verdict on the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) oil contracts is suspended.

The KDP has allegedly requested that Iraqi President Barham Salih not to be nominated for president again.

(NRT Digital Media)