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Kurdistan sends 7-point proposal to Baghdad for dialogue

Baghdad-Erbil tensions

A member of the Kurdish negotiation delegation said on Saturday Erbil had sent seven-point proposal to the federal government for dialogue.

Secretary general of Peshmerga ministry Gabar Yawer said each side brought forth seven-point proposals in the meeting held in Mosul on Thursday.

After studying the two proposals, the Kurdish side, following the consent of the political leadership, sent seven-point proposal to the Iraqi government.

We are awaiting Baghdad's response, the official noted.

He did not give more details on the proposal, but said it is mainly related to deploying joint forces in the disputed areas.

Yawer said three of the seven points are subject of disagreement with Baghdad.

Tensions arose between Baghdad and Erbil in recent week over the latter's bid for independence, with the Iraqi forces attacking Kirkuk with the aid of the Iran-backed sectarian militias.