The interior ministry of the Kurdish district in northern Iraq said on Saturday that Friday’s peace conference in Erbil was held without government approval.
This came from a statement issued by the district interior ministry, a copy of which was found by the Anadolu Agency.
This is what the Interior Ministry said, indicating that it “in no way reflects the status of the Kurdish district.”
“Necessary steps will be taken to determine the details and circumstances of this colloquial event,” the statement said.
The event is the first of its kind organized by Sunni and Shia tribal figures in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish district. During this peace conference, the participants urged for normalization of relations with Israel.
The stance comes hours after the federal government on Saturday rejected a “blatant” call for normalization with Israel and announced its firm stand in favor of the Palestinian cause.
Note that Iraq establishes no relations with Israel and most political forces reject any generalization with Tel Aviv.
* Translated from Arabic by Hajar Chernis
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