Scheme to establish sectarian government in Iraq will not succeed, says Kurdish Blocs Coalition

ERBIL, July 1 (AKnews) - An MP from the Kurdish Blocs Coalition (KBC) stated today that the alleged scheme to establish a sectarian government in Iraq will not succeed.

The Siyasa (Politics) Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Sunday that Iranian diplomats have begun new moves in Baghdad to arrange for an urgent meeting between the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to resolve their differences.

The newspaper also said Iranian officials want to persuade Sadr to leave the coalition with his two partners, KBC headed by Massoud Barzani and Iraqiya coalition by Ayad Allawi, to form a majority government led by the National Alliance (NA), which includes major Shiite political forces in Iraq.

The newspaper quoted a senior Kurdish official as saying: "Iran has moved to further and more dangerous steps when it held meetings with some members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to urge them to join the majority government led by the Shiite alliance chaired by Maliki, which means explicit incitement to divide the KBC."

Mahma Khalil said: "There is no existence for the majority government because there is census in Iraq which is the best for Iraq and its stability and the Iraqi government today includes all major parties in the country.

“Iraq is suffering from a real political crisis and the regional area cannot endure such a scheme so we hope that there are no such plans.

"Senior leaders who have great importance cannot be excluded because they represents a large number of Iraqis in addition to the Kurdistan Region's president who represents 50 million Kurds not only in the Kurdistan Region but in the whole region."

By Wafaa Zangana


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