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Baghdad/ NINA /– Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi met in Istanbul
yesterday with the President of Kurdistan Regional Government, Massoud Barzani, who is visiting Turkey today.
A well informed source in Hashemi’s office said in a statement to NINA today : ” Barzani and Hashemi discussed in detail at a meeting gathering them , the issue of withdrawing of confidence from the government of
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the light of the clear inclination by
the State of Law coalition headed by Maliki toward behaving unilaterally by disregarding stands of all supposed partners in the political process.
The source added: “The two sides also discussed developments in the
political process and the issue of new alliances,” adding that al-Hashemi
and Barzani will return to Iraq next week. / End