ARBIL/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama Nujaifi announced that he was authorized by the Iraqiya bloc to conduct talks with the head of the Kurdish leadership on adopting a "destiny" decision connected with the political process in Iraq, while President Barzani said he will have discussions with the Kurdish components.
During a meeting between the two sides, both responsible officials discussed the outcome of the political process in Iraq.
In a statement, copy received by Aswat al-Iraq, both sides confirmed that "Iraq cannot endure new crisis, in addition to that of the Kurdish region and the health condition of President Jalal Talabani".
Both sides called the federal government to "consider the sensitive situation prevailing in Iraq".
The question of arresting finance minister Rafi' al-Issawi's bodyguards was also tackled in the talks, as the statement said.
Minister Issawi confirmed last Thursday that 200 personnel of his bodyguards were arrested by a military force in "a kidnapping operation style", holding Premier Nouri al-Maliki responsible for this matter and its aftermath".
Thursday reports said that a number of finance minister Rafi' al-Issawi's bodyguards were arrested for terrorism charges, while Issawi's closed circles called for peaceful demonstrations in protest for such arrests.
Iraqiya bloc held an emergency meeting, during which Premier Nouri al-Maliki was criticized for "attacking the Sunni sect"., as stated later.
Finance Minister Rafi' al-Issawi called for the resignation of Maliki and called the parliament to withdraw confidence from the government, which was initiated few months earlier.
Hundreds of Anbar tribesmen closed the international highway connecting Iraq with Syria and Jordan.
Other provinces, like Salahal-Din, Baghdad and Ninewa, witnessed angry reactions on this event.
The Parliamentary Kurdish Alliance issued a statement denouncing governmental action of intruding into Issawi's offices, describing it as "violation of constitutional and legal values of the Iraqi state".
On the other side, premier Maliki warned today "not to think in the minds of foreign agendas".
Minister Issawi is one of the main leaders in Iraqiya bloc, headed by Iyad Alawi, and his group occupies seven seats in the parliament.