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Major differences persist in talks between Baghdad and Erbil on resolving tense territorial differences that have ignited a military stand-off for weeks between the Shiite central government and the autonomous Kurdistan Region in the north, Kurdish officials said. They said Baghdad wants to limit talks on the vast tracts of disputed territories claimed by both [...]

Major differences persist in Baghdad-Erbil security talks

Hevidar Ahmed reports for Rudaw:

Major differences persist in talks between Baghdad and Erbil on resolving tense territorial differences that have ignited a military stand-off for weeks between the Shiite central government and the autonomous Kurdistan Region in the north, Kurdish officials said.

They said Baghdad wants to limit talks on the vast tracts of disputed territories claimed by both sides only to Kirkuk province, it still does not agree on who should maintain security there and no longer wants American representatives present during the bilateral negotiations.

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