BAGHDAD / NINA / Kurdistan Alliance said that the visit of the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani to the province of Kirkuk was as commander of the armed forces in the region and his inspection to the Peshmerga forces did not aim escalation in the current crisis.
Mo'aid al-Tayyib, the spokesman of the Kurdistan Alliance told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "The escalation is not by the visit of the leader the field, because the province wants to resolve the crisis through agreement and does not want escalation, particularly through the acceptance of House Speaker's initiative and its responsiveness with it, but the central government did not give an answer indicates to its seriousness in ending the tension in the disputed territories."
He added that "Barzani confirmed, during his visit to Kirkuk, that Kurds' faith in the peaceful solution and constructive dialogue and we did not speak in language of war or escalation," stressed that "the Peshmerga force is defense force and in its history did not attack government forces and will not offend anyone."
The head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani said, during his meeting with the Peshmerga forces stationed in Kirkuk province in Lelan that the Kurds, throughout history were against wars, "stressing that" the Kurdistan people have made great sacrifices to get to this day." /End