MESOP : Kurdish leaders meet to discuss Iraqi presidency post

19.07.2014 – BasNews, Erbil – On Saturday, the Head of Gorran (Change Movement) Nawshirwan Mustafa will meet Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani in Erbil.According to a high official source Mustafa will meet Barzani to discuss three key issues.The first point will look at how the Deputy Secretary of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Barham Salih could become the Kurdish candidate for the Iraqi presidency post.

According to the source, the second point discussed will be about the Kurdistan Regional Presidency period.The source said that Mustafa would attempt to convince Barzani to extend the presidency term and not declare independence too soon and instead develop Kurdish independence carefully step by step. A source from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said that Barzani will not agree to this request “because Barzani will declare Kurdish independence before his presidency ends.”The third point of discussion between Barzani and Mustafa will be about Iraq’s disputed territories and ways to return them to the Kurdistan Region.