The US State Department welcomed on Wednesday the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s initiative to cease all the military operations and settle all differences and issues with Baghdad's Federal Government.
In a tweet, US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said: " We welcome Kurdistan Regional Government statement declaring immediate ceasefire and halt to military operations. Calm and dialogue are steps forward".
We welcome #Kurdistan Regional Government statement declaring immediate ceasefire & halt to military ops. Calm & dialogue are steps forward.
— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) October 25, 2017
This comes as the KRG offered suspending the results of the Region's independence referendum on Wednesday.
It also declared its readiness to hold talks with the central government in Baghdad to end the standoff between both governments.