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Trump, Macron back dialogue to end Erbil-Baghdad crisis

Trump, Macron agree on dialgue is best way to solve crisis
French President Emmanuel Macron received a phone call from US President Donald Trump, the White House website reported.

The Presidents agreed on the need for the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to resolve their differences through dialogue. 

This came days after Macron spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and held talks with President of Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani in Paris.

Tensions between Erbil and Baghdad over the future of Kurdistan have been high since the Kurds voted for independence in the September referendum. 

The oil-rich Kirkuk Governorate has emerged as a flashpoint in the crisis as it is claimed by both sides.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 05 December 2017 10:45 AM
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