A PressTV interview arising from the following events: Leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan reject Baghdad's demand to cancel the outcome of a controversial secession vote held late last month. PK-R-G President Massoud Barzani says military threats are rejected and Peshmerga forces stationed in Kirkuk will resist any army attack. He once again called on the central government to resolve the issue through dialog. The president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region
made the comments in a crisis meeting with Iraqi President Fuad Masum. The two talked about the standoff in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk. Baghdad has called on Kurdish forces to surrender key military positions in the provincial capital. Peshmerga forces have refused to do so. They defied an early Sunday deadline that was later extended by 24 hours.