BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Kurdish Peshmerga Ministry announced here today that "quietness prevailed in the disputed areas after containing the differences with Dijla Operations Command".
In an interview with semi-official Iraqiya TV, Peshmerga Ministry's Secretary General Jabbar Yawar stated that "Premier Nouri al-Maliki is the commander of military commands all over Iraq and the problems shall be solved by resorting to the Iraqi constitution".
Yawar called for "quick solution of pending issues between Baghdad and Arbil through dialogue that will contribute in implementing Article 140 of the constitution.
Kurdish region president Masoud Barzani stated, earlier, that he will conduct talks with President Jalal Talabani to "crystallize a serious stand on Dijla Operations Command", which was described as "unconstitutional step in cut off areas".
Dijla Operations Command was announced on 3 July, 2012, to control the security dossiers in Kirkuk, Diala and Salah al-Din provinces.
This formation incited rejection stands by the Kurdish leadership and Kirkuk province, where Peshmerga minister Jaffar Sheikh Mustapha warned to counter these forces if they were militarily moved.
Premier Maliki regarded the objections of Kirkuk province as "unconstitutional", because the formation of this force is "organizational and administrative", pointing that the movement of Peshmerga force in the disputed areas "a violation of the constitution".