January 3, 2013 – | – ERBIL-Hewlêr, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— The Ministry of Peshmerga in the Kurdistan Regional Government announced that there is a difference in views on many main points between the memorandum of its delegation negotiators and the of the federal government.

The secretary general of the Ministry of Peshmerga, lieutenant general, Jabbar Yawar said said in a press statement Thursday, Jan. 3 “The Supreme Committee held a meeting Wednesday in the city of Erbil and discussed frankly on the note submitted by the provincial government at the previous meeting in Baghdad, which included a complete plan for the mechanism of the common actions and general principles of this mechanism in the Kurdish areas outside Kurdistan region in Diyala, Salahuddin, Kirkuk and Mosul provinces.”

He added that “at this meeting we discussed the oral note made by the Federal Government at the previous meeting in Baghdad, and in this meeting in editorial, where there were many similar and shared points in the notes.”

Yawar added “There was also a difference in views on many important and main points in these two notes.” He said that after discussion and exchange of views, all agreed on continuing the meetings of the Supreme Working Committee until reaching to the mechanism of joint work and the principles for joint actions in the Kurdish areas outside the region (disputed areas) so as to serve the interests of all residents of those areas until the full application of Article (140) of the Constitution. He explained that the Committee will hold its next meeting on January 13, 2013 in Baghdad.