BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made it clear that Baghdad has not cut ties with Erbil, hoping for negotiations to be proceeded.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday in Baghdad, Abadi said that the future talks with the Kurdistan political leadership would be based on preservation of Iraq’s unity.
He made the remarks amid the political tensions between Erbil and Baghdad over Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum last month, in which over 92% of people voted in favour of secession from Iraq.
In hopes of helping the conflicting sides find a solution to their differences, international actors have reportedly suggested a confederal system for Iraq and Kurdistan Region.
Commenting on the proposal, the Iraqi premier said that such an approach requires amendments to the constitution.