29-10-2013 – Shafaq News / Informed sources revealed in Sulaymaniyah province in Kurdistan on Tuesday, the Iranian delegation’s presence in the region three days ago , as it leads intensive meetings with the leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
The sources told “Shafaq News”, that “the Iranian delegation headed by the adviser of Iranian Parliament Speaker, Mohammad Jafari and includes a number of representatives of Iranian officials in the Iranian army and( Intelligence) of Iran.
The source added that the Iranian delegation seeks to maintain the unity of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and its position in the various political issues in the region. The Iranian Republic is related strongly with PUK leader, Jalal Talabani. The sources pointed out that the delegation held during the visit, meetings away from the cameras with all of the leaders of PUK and with the leaders of Change movement (Gorran ) and head of Kurdistan Regional Government , Nechirvan Barzani and a number of leaders of Kurdistan Democratic Party . The sources added that the Iranian delegation stressed on the need for the PUK to stay strong and united with the need to maintain calm and stability in Kurdistan.
PUK is living troubled situations after its loss in the parliamentary elections that took place recently in the region in the absence of its Secretary General, Jalal Talabani who has been in Germany since more than eight months for treatment from a stroke that he had suffered in Baghdad. http://www.shafaaq.com/en/politics/7722-iranian-efforts-to-maintain-the-unity-of-puk.html