ERBIL — As efforts stepped up to call the Kurdistan Region Parliament back into sessions, the US has engaged to convince the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) to take part in the process.
A senior Kurdish official, who sought to remain anonymous, told BasNews that both parties have promised the US delegations to send their MPs back to the parliament once it is reactivated.
According to the official, there have been separate meetings between a US delegation and both Gorran and KIG, hoping to find a solution to the prolonged political impasse.
Gorran and KIG, however, have sought the positions of the Parliament Speaker and Parliament Secretary to remain reserved for them respectively.
It comes as the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have recently stepped up the efforts to reconvene the parliament together with the other factions. They held a meeting with Gorran on Tuesday, during which they have reportedly reached an initial agreement over the issue.
Officials said earlier that the parliament is very likely to be reactivated on 14th or 15th September.