ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), on Wednesday received a senior delegation of Iraqi Sunni leaders in Erbil to discuss the political situation in Iraq, including the situation in Kirkuk.
The delegation was headed by Khamis Khanjar, the leader of Siyada Alliance. The Barzani Headquarters said in a statement that the meeting highlighted the recent developments in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, with both sides expressed their concern about the tensions.
Barzani and Khanjar also exchanged views on the general political developments in Iraq, with the emphasis on the relations between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government in Baghdad, the statement added.
Last Saturday, protests erupted in the disputed Kurdish city due to the closure of the Kirkuk-Erbil road by supporters of Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi. As a result, the police intervened, resulting in four deaths and numerous injuries.