Jamaa Islamia: The Five Kurdish Blocs Will Not Ally Again With Talabani And Barzani Parties In The Next Parliament

BAGHDAD, The Kurdistan Islamic Group (Jamaa Islamia) stressed that the five Kurdish blocs will not be allied again with the PUK and the KDP in the new House of Representatives, similar to previous sessions.

"We do not have any new dialogues or previous dialogues with the KDP and PUK, as long as we do not get new results of the process of counting and sorting," said the head of the bloc Ahmed Haj Hama Rashid, in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA), ruling out opening a new dialogue with the two Kurdish parties for the time being.

He added that "forming a unified Kurdish bloc to work within the federal parliament is still early, and will not discuss this with other blocs before the announcement of the final results of the election," noting that "the change movement (Gorran), the Islamic Union and the Justice for Democracy Coalition is the closest to the Islamic Group."

"We have an agreement in principle with the change movement since 2009 so far is still in force, as well as we have discussions with these other blocs," adding that "the accession of Kurdish parties under the tent of the Kurdistan Alliance again is no longer possible for the new legislative session."

The Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, announced yesterday the completion of drafting Kurdish demands to be discussed with the political blocs during the upcoming visit of a Kurdish delegation to the capital soon.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency