The young king was killed in the 1958 coup d’état
The PUK and KDP had initially forced an alliance for Baghdad talks
Security forces in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan arrested six members of the Worker-Communist Party of Kurdistan because of their call
Fazil Mirani, the politburo secretary for KKDP said that his party rejects the PUK pick of Barham Salim as a nominee for the Iraqi presidency.
The KDP plans to field its own candidate for the Iraqi presidency
The rights group also added that 11 other political activists had been put on death row.
"We will have our own candidate. He will clearly be competing dear Barham"
This is 1st stop in tour of Iraq’s parties to find consensus on gov't formation
A member of the Kurdistan Islamic Group KIG (Komal), Salim Shushkayee, has announced that he will be a candidate for Iraq’s presidency.