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Barzani: tensions between Baghdad and Erbil does not serve the interests of Kurdistan and Iraq
Posted: November 26, 2012 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Tags: Arbil, Asaish, Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqi Army, kurdistan, Kurdistan Regional government, Peshmerga
Monday, October 26 2 / November 2012 19:13
Announced the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani said tensions between Baghdad and Erbil does not serve the interests of the region or the interests of Iraq.
A statement of the Office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan received and all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today Barzani said at a news conference in Arbil that “tensions between Baghdad and Erbil does not serve the interests of the region or the interests of Iraq.”
He wished the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government “to solve these problems through the Constitution and reflect the higher authorities such as the Federal Court for its opinion in the interest of Iraq.”
He pointed at the conference to “meeting which brought together the delegation of the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Ministry of Defense,” noting that “there was a mechanism joint work between the KRG and Baghdad since 2009, included a joint committee membership delegation of Kurdistan and the Iraqi side and U.S. forces, and held meetings at the political level with the participation of Minister of Peshmerga and Interior ministries concerned with the Iraqi side. “
Barzani pointed to “the initiative of the President of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi and his continued efforts to resolve the crisis,” hoping that “up his initiative to mutually satisfactory solutions.”
And that “our position on the formation Operations Command Tigris and clear, and with regard to the organization of troops there is not any problems, but when combined with these forces security institutions and Asaish and police in Kirkuk, this violation of the agreements concluded between the two sides and try to solve these problems through dialogue.”
He announced the Office of the Adjutant General of the Armed Forces today announced an agreement between the federal army and the Peshmerga to withdraw military Thacdathma after the recent crisis between them prior to their whereabouts.
And experiencing the relationship between Baghdad and Erbil tension against the backdrop of events in spend Tuz Khurmatu in Salahuddin province in the last 16 of the current month, as were clashes between elements of the leadership of the Tigris and individuals to protect personal Kurdish eastern city of Tikrit, the center of Salahuddin province, and resulted in clashes killing one civilian and wounding a number of elements of the Tigris operations forces.
And Thacdt following that incident forces the Iraqi army and other forces of the Peshmerga in the disputed areas, prompting this thing escalating mutual statements on the legitimacy of taking control of security matters in the province.
The House Speaker Osama Nujaifi announced earlier to reach an agreement to hold a technical meeting and a military between the Defense Ministry and the Ministry of Peshmerga Monday, in a building the Iraqi defense ministry in Baghdad, “pointing out that” this is an important development on the road to defuse the crisis and end the dispute. “
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AGREEMENT REACHED TO EASE IRAQ'S CRISIS
By: AFP | November 27, 2012 :
BAGHDAD - Top federal and Kurdish security officials agreed in Baghdad on Monday to “activate” coordinating committees between their forces and work to calm the situation in northern Iraq, a statement said. Tensions are running high in parts of the country’s north that the autonomous Kurdistan region wants to incorporate over the strong objections of Baghdad, and military reinforcements have been sent to disputed areas. Parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi has been pushing to resolve the crisis between Baghdad and Kurdistan, which he has warned could lead to civil war.
The two sides agreed to continue meeting “and to activate the higher coordinating committees between the (federal) armed forces and the (Kurdish) regional guard forces” known as peshmerga, a statement from military spokesman Colonel Dhia al-Wakil said, without providing details on the committees.
They also agreed to begin “calming the situation and searching for mechanisms to withdraw the units that were mobilised after the crisis to their former locations,” the statement said.
The meeting was chaired by national security adviser Falah al-Fayadh and attended by Iraqi General Faruq al-Araji, US Lieutenant General Robert Caslen and delegations from the federal defence ministry and the Kurdistan ministry responsible for the peshmerga forces, it said.
The peshmerga ministry’s media office said the Kurdish delegation included top peshmerga officials Jabbar Yawar and Anwar Haj Othman, though confirmation of the agreement was not immediately available from the Kurdish side.
Nujaifi has been holding talks since Wednesday with political leaders in Baghdad and Kurdistan in a bid to reduce tensions.
Earlier on Monday, Kurdistan premier Nechirvan Barzani told a news conference that “Iraq’s problems will not be addressed by force” and “will only be addressed by dialogue”.
Barzani also said a high-level Kurdish delegation would travel to Baghdad on Tuesday for meetings, and expressed hope that Nuajifi’s efforts would yield results.
The recent establishment of the Tigris Operations Command, which covers disputed territory in the north, drew an angry response from Kurdish leaders who want to incorporate much of the area into their autonomous region.
Kurdistan president Massud Barzani said peshmerga clashed with Iraqi forces in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu on November 16, after which he ordered the peshmerga to be in “a highest state of readiness”.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s office warned the peshmerga “not to change their positions or approach the (federal) armed forces,” and the two sides traded accusations about reinforcements being deployed.
The territory row poses the biggest threat to Iraq’s long-term stability, diplomats and officials say. Ties between the two sides are also marred by disputes over oil and power-sharing.
Tension Easing after Standoff between Peshmerga and Iraqi Troops in Dibis
27/11/2012 08:48:00By NAWZAD MAHMOOD
The latest flare up led to a one-hour clash between the two sides in the town of Dibis.
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region—Tensions are beginning to ease after a week-long standoff between Peshmerga forces and Iraqi troops in the disputed territories of Diyala and Kirkuk. However, heavy weaponry and forces still remain in the area.
After the 2003 liberation of Iraq, tensions have broken out several times between the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces while Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has been in power.
The latest flare up led to a one-hour clash between the two sides in the town of Dibis.
Burhan Rashid, an MP from the Change Movement (Gorran) in Kurdish Parliament, expressed doubts about Maliki’s recent message to Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani regarding the formation of the joint forces both sides agreed to in 2009.
“This is a desperate call. Maliki won’t hesitate to carry out this war, as soon as he knows for sure that he can defeat the Peshmerga,” Rashid said. “The Kurdish authorities must insist on dissolving the Dijla Operations Command and shouldn’t allow it to enter the Kurdish areas.”
“More than 200,000 Iraqi troops have been sent to the front line with the Peshmerga, along with heavy weaponry that the government obtained after 2003,” Rashid told Rudaw.
“According to Article 9 of the Iraqi constitution, Maliki’s actions -- moving the army for in response to a domestic political dispute -- are illegal,” he said, adding that appointing military commanders is another illegal action by Maliki.
Fazil Basharati, a member of the Peshmerga committee in Kurdish Parliament, believes that sooner or later war will break out between the Peshmerga and Iraqi troops and that that will be the only way to settle the issue of the disputed territories.
“The sooner we go to war, the better,” Basharati said. “The Peshmerga have the same capacity as the Iraqi military in the disputed territories.”
Basharati described the situation on the front line as “very tense.”
However, Shalal Abdul, the mayor of Dibis, said that the situation is now “normal.”
“There are a large number of Iraqi forces with 140 tanks in the area, but they have not entered the town,” Abdul said.
Abdul said that it is less likely clashes will break out since a large number of Peshmerga forces are in the area and can control the situation in just two hours.
Shwan Taha, a member of the interior and security committee in Iraqi Parliament, dismissed allegations that Kurdish members of his committee have been silent about Maliki’s actions.
“Maliki doesn’t care about parliament’s demands nor does he care about being held accountable to them,” he said.
Taha said that he and Hassan Jihad, another Kurdish MP, boycotted the committee’s meeting after everyone else approved Maliki’s actions and the way he handled the situation.
The disputed territories include the provinces of Kirkuk, Diyala and Nineveh. So far, the situation has been calm in Nineveh province, while it is a different story in Kirkuk and Diyala.
A security source from Khanaqin told Rudaw that, after Peshmerga forces gathered in the area, the Iraqi government sent in a battalion with heavy weaponry.
Peshmerga officials in the area told Rudaw that so far, no suspicious activity has been detected and their forces will stay as long as they are needed.
Since the beginning of the recent events, groups of people from the Kurdistan Region have been visiting Peshmerga on the front lines and expressing their support on social network sites.
Abdulla Jabar posted on Facebook that he is “ready to go fight along with the Peshmerga.”
Talabani: problems between Kurdistan and insoluble Center and must be resolved
BAGHDAD - babysit - President Jalal Talabani said the problems between the governments of Iraq and Kurdistan central insoluble and must work to resolve them through the application of the Constitution and work.
Talabani said "in accordance with the Constitution shall not involving the military in political disputes and not to drag it into the internal problems.
Called "Kurdistan Alliance to engage in dialogue with the National Alliance to address the problems, adding that the tense situation that occurred because of the formation processes the Tigris serve chauvinists, and the Kurds have logic and the Constitution to confront them.
"We must maintain the Kurdish Alliance - which serves all the Shiite parties, because it is an alliance between Kurds and Arabs, Sunnis and Shiites and coalition between the country's north and central and south ..
MALIKI TO RESIGN ?
Damluji: relatives of al-Maliki involved Russian arms deal
صحيفة الاستقامة الالكترونية - 27/11/2012م - 1:46 م | عدد القراء :
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بغداد / مصطفى الاعرجي BAGHDAD / Mustafa al-Araji
. Revealed an MP for the Iraqi List, Maysoon al fingers accusing Russian arms deal heading towards the immediate family of the full Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki claim to present his resignation on the back of it.
وقا Damluji said the newspaper "electronic integrity" that the prime minister to submit his resignation against the backdrop of corruption deals that Ashiat recently, especially on the Russian arms deal Mukdh fingered started heading towards the immediate family of al-Maliki.
وب It showed that "members of the investigative committee revealed that the filament accusations are not only about politicians close to al-Maliki, but the presence of accusing fingers hovering around those close to him indicating that all officials in Andm world know the involvement of relatives acts of corruption are to submit their resignations.
وا. She added that "Maliki's failure to provide and provide services to citizens, in addition to a failure to uphold the national interest of the country.
Nujaifi looking with a UN official initiative to end the crisis between Baghdad and Arbil.
Baghdad/ NINA/--Parliament Speaker Osama Nujaifi discussed today with deputy ambassador of the United Nations to Iraq Georgi Posten initiative to end the crisis between Baghdad and Arbil.
A statement by Nujaifi office said : " Speaker reviewed during the meeting with Boston results of his shuttle-talks with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani.
The two sides also discussed human rights files, particularly torture of prisoners and the situation of detainees in Iraqi prisons and election file of Kirkuk along with precaution to ensure the participation of all the components. ".
Nujaifi discuss with the U.S. ambassador, crisis between Baghdad and Erbil, and the regional situation
Baghdad / NINA /--Parliament Speaker Osama Nujaifi discussed with the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Beecroft a number of files, notably the crisis between the Federal Government and Kurdistan region.
A statement by Nujaifi office said : "Nujaifi stressed during the meeting with Beecroft on the initiative that he adopted to end the crisis through dialogue as the most consistent solution and the only way to get rid out of the harmful implications of this crisis and also stressed on the necessity that all components in disputed areas take part equally in elections and enjoy co-existence under the peace umbrella .
The statement noted that the meeting also touched how to address the Iraqi-Kuwaiti and the Iraq-Syria relations and their repercussions on the political situation in Iraq.