Presidency denied on Sunday claims concerning an
alleged draft proposal of President Barham Salih on Syria, saying that
"this information is inaccurate."
Official Presidency Spokesman Luqman al-Fili said that Salih has always stressed the need to support the efforts of a peaceful solution to end the continuous violence in Syria on the basis of respect for Syria's independent decision and the end of interference in its internal affairs.
The President believes that reaching this goal requires the coordination and support of neighboring countries and the international community, in order to prevent the involvement in a new conflict of more regional conflicts, Fili continued.
He said that the president has stressed that Iraq is always looking for strengthening relations with all its neighbors, including Turkey, which Iraq has common interests, and cultural and historical ties. He added that the Iraqi constitution confirms the policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.
Earlier, Asharq al-Awsat newspaper said that Salih made a proposal on the Syrian crisis following the decision of the
US to withdraw from Syria.
Salih had proposed a plan to visit PKK leaders from the Qandil Mountains to Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq, then to visit Damascus to restore old ties, return border guards and the Syrian army to all Syrian border points with Turkey and Iraq, according to the London-based newspaper.