Shiite cleric demands President resolve Erbil-Baghdad outstanding issues

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Head of Iraqi National Wisdom (Hikma) Movement Ammar al-Hakim met with Iraqi President Latif Rashid on Saturday.

Shiite cleric Ammar al-Hakim discussed the political situation of Iraq and the region with President Rashid, said a statement from the cleric’s office.

The two officials touched upon the rocky relations between Erbil and Baghdad, emphasizing unity, according to the statement.

Moreover, during the meeting, the cleric demanded the President persist in the talks for the sake of passing the outstanding issues between the two disputed sides.

The cleric further demanded a solution to the issues, with the consideration of the national interests, and all sides make compromises for the sake of Iraq, the office in the statement added.

He also discussed the role of Iraqi parliment with the President, calling for furtherer empowerment of it to legislate “effective”  laws.

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