Jan. 5 - Reuters reporter Jon Hemming dissects the comments and body language of Kurdish president Masoud Barzani, after he speaks to Reuters on Iraq's sectarian strife.
Iraq's Kurds are determined not to get dragged into a sectarian conflict over the Shiite prime minister's attempt to the rest of the -- vice president the Kurdish presence spoke to our reporter John -- earlier John joins us now from the phone now on the phone from obvious. John before we get into the sectarian conflict just give us a sense. The sense you got from him from the present and how he feels some things are progressing in the in the region in the north. Well I think you're blue book or future of the church is look to get dragged into the conflict. Traditionally very that being. Observers -- mediate crucial. And literature and callables in the -- to Iraq. But -- situation where it's free vice president clerical or make social and drag them trouble -- -- -- percent of face in this situation. Through their priority. Is. Jermaine trained they're. That peace and security -- they have appeared normal Iraq. But also. I think it's true. We'll go through weightlifting ankle if you get a to try and then extract what kind of confessions that they captain from the central government to a Hershey's what you say here they told -- how. And then what was bonds on these mood when when when he spoke about honestly it was our sense of of desperation this list of what's going on. Generally -- it was our sense of resignation of of manga. Political. -- by the army and they -- lecture traditionally the first murder torture. For my contention I don't look striking for. Neither is a veteran of let me give an -- very good in my entrance and he's a very cool customer and -- When -- children need them very that you -- -- -- -- -- -- very different very carefully -- the question -- -- -- it's very. Well actually and -- And actually -- country it's very difficult to. To get anything. For me glued to other than it is. Clearly determination. To do what he can pull for these people. And check in terms of the didn't leave this sectarian. Strife he said he's ready to host a conference between the two sides. Any indication from him of when -- might be and wet -- might take place. Broke. Look look directly what -- -- he's he's willing to push the conference period Alberto. He's. Sure that there are objections. But some politics current period and in Baghdad you blow government officials. Trademarks. The prime minister -- Nouri Al-Maliki is more willing to come they're and that's my understanding -- The president of Iraq Jalal Talabani. Has proposed a compromise. Of holding it certainly should hear trip Kirkuk. More and -- -- about. That is being discussed at the moment also give restricting poetry is good for by the CI Lankan people dilution generation. Oh cargo -- the vice president been cleared up before the scope construction loan that would come likely stroke. A number of a major sticking point. Should become an actual this sort conference script for blur. I just to finish I would -- did did you get any sense. From -- on me as to what he thinks might be the fates have. -- seven. How well. And contribute to be -- critical political leadership Detroit. He'll he'll be happy to go a long -- More and bearing in mind in the -- -- you have not been. They're great pro traditionally in this statement. And so. Unless they're afraid they're. The troops. Will be unlikely to -- it's -- for an interest for the sake of ushering. All right John many thanks for talking with -- -- hemming. I'm actually pro -- this is crisis.