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Kurdish leaders meet as Iraqi political deadlock continues

Iraq’s two major Kurdish parties have been trying to reach a compromise between the two, but to no avail.
Supporters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party celebrate with the KDP party flags during Iraq's parliamentary election in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, Oct. 10, 2021.

The UN secretary-general's envoy to Iraq visited Aug. 10 the city of Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan Region, to attend a meeting of the leaders of the Kurdish political blocs, in the presence of President of Iraqi Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani. 

The visit was upon Barzani’s invitation and amid deepening divisions between the two major parties in the Kurdistan Region.

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