Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 02:36 GMT
Tensions between Erbil and Baghdad reduced
By The Kurdish Globe

"If problems stay as they are right now, they might become threats on the political process,"

Dr. Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff of the Kurdistan Region's Presidency, says that the political crisis between his government and the Iraqi central government has recently calmed down.

Hussein also reiterated the need for an amicable solution for certain issues, so that the Iraqi politicians can think about how to deal with the current political crisis that has recently faced the region, especially in relation to the developments in Syria.

"The political crisis in Iraq is continuous but on a smaller scale," Hussein said in an interview with the Radio Free Iraq. "This comes at a time when people only talk about the crisis rather than how to manage and solve this crisis."

Hussein added that everyone has to seek solution, and that the National Alliance Bloc is now making reform initiatives, but there are still some serious further steps to be taken towards reforms and solutions for the issues.

Hussein also warned that if the issues are not addressed as soon as possible and remain unresolved, they would have negative impacts on the position of Iraq in the whole region.

"If problems stay as they are right now, they might become threats on the political process," Hussein said. "We believe that the problem is not only inside Iraq, but rather in the whole region, and if this issue is not taken seriously, the regional instability will pose pressure on us to solve the issues and avoid facing the big crises the region is now facing."