American reading: singling out al-Maliki fueling fears the past in Kurdistan, oil one weapons
Posted 06/05/2012 04:55 AM
Washington - "squares of liberation"
Increased oil recently discovered in Kurdistan of Iraq and tensions with Baghdad, which has escalated over the decades on the ground and identity, also increased the severity of the positions taken by the Kurdish region. Since the Iraqi Kurdistan is seeking to increase the production of oil in order to reach, according to officials to over production of Libya by the year 2019, warned the leaders of the Kurds that they may seek for the Total Independence if not resolved disputes over oil revenues and power sharing, issues which put question marks about the survival of Iraq as a state uniform, according to a U.S. newspaper.
The newspaper "The Christian Science Monitor" in the latest reports from Arbil for the region's president Massoud Barzani, said in a recent speech in Erbil that "the Kurds will not live under a dictatorial regime, and the right to self-determination is a legitimate right, and we ask others not to seek to extract This right of us. "
Barzani and Talabani inaugurate a line of oil exports from Kurdistan (archive)
For his part, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), told the newspaper in a recent interview that he believed that the differences can be resolved between Baghdad and Erbil, he said: "We can reach an agreement on this matter, we have we Iraqis experiments we were several times on the brink of civil war - and we back away from that, we go back to dialogue and national unity. "
But not everyone agrees with an estimate of the President, according to the newspaper, because the efforts of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to consolidate his authority has raised the ire of other regions, and even his political allies, a man with Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr visited Erbil recently, in reference to solidarity with the Kurds.
Oil and Gas Law
Iraq's Kurdistan region seems now the region's most prosperous and secure than any other spot in the country. Has been maintaining security through strict controls imposed by the Government of the Territory on the actual borders, including those boundaries that are ostensibly under the jurisdiction of the central government. Upon entering the airport are not required from the visitor visa in contrast to the Baghdad airport, which demonstrates the kind of autonomy for the province's measures of the capital.
The support of the Kurds for a coalition government led by al-Maliki is necessary to take the last second as prime minister, after the coalition failed to get majority of seats in parliament.However, the power-sharing agreement was in Arbil, is not implemented its provisions. The Iraqi prime minister is still holding the ministries of security and intelligence services and the multiple security. So far it has not up to the Parliament a draft law of oil and gas, which determines how the distribution of revenues between the provinces.
He says Latif Rashid, a senior adviser to President Talabani "We have to define clearly the oil law, not only with regard to the powers of the center, but the powers of regional authorities - this is what is happening in Kurdistan now, and tomorrow can happen in Basra if the law is not clear."
In addition to Kurdistan, pushing other regions, including the South - who have not benefited little benefit from the vast oil reserves - in order to get more control over its resources.Raised by some local government officials in Basra and Diyala possibility of converting the last two to two regions.
He warned the region's president Massoud Barzani, the Kurds could "resort to other decisions," If the Prime Minister does not adhere to power-sharing agreement. Is seen Barzani's comments as a tacit threat to seek independence.
What binds us all money in Baghdad
Contributed to the legacy of Saddam Hussein, the Kurds in increasing fears that a government with powers without checks and deterrents may pose a threat, also contributed to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, the Kurds in the worsening anxiety, if U.S. troops form a buffer between Baghdad and Erbil.Kurdish leaders have expressed their concerns in Washington from Iraq to buy F-Sixteen U.S..
, According to Falah Mustafa, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of Arbil, that "it is natural that Iraq's army, had advanced weapons, but what worries us is against those who would use these weapons?" He said, adding: "When we have concerns about the nature of the army and loyalty, we have every right to fear, because the aircraft had already been used against the Kurdish people ... and so tragic Our history tells us that to be careful. "
Kurdish officials insist they will not seek to divide Iraq, but it seems that many of them are preparing for the possibility that the country is divided on its own because of the tension between Sunnis and Shiites. What stoked the issue of Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, who took refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan and then left in spite of his decision to ban, is awaiting sentence in absentia in Baghdad.
Whenever the power of the Kurds has grown politically and economically weakened Awazarethm to other parts of Iraq. Most young people do not speak Arabic Kurds, and a few feel the presence of a strong bond with the rest of the country. He says Kurdish official, speaking on condition of anonymity: "What is not independent today in Kurdistan from Baghdad? Only thing left is that we are getting our money from the capital."
Improved relations with the Kurds of Turkey
Opposition to Turkey is one of the main reasons for not seeking Kurds more autonomy. But since Baghdad's ties with Ankara have been strained by accusations of the Iraqi government for Turkey to intervene in Iraqi affairs, the relations with Ankara, Erbil has improved dramatically. Kurdish officials insist that they are Mbhathat with Turkey over plans to build pipelines of crude oil and natural gas that will carry the fuel directly from Iraqi Kurdistan to Turkey.
For his part, stresses President Jalal Talabani, who chaired the summit of Baghdad last month that it is unrealistic for the Kurds push for independence in spite of calls in this regard issued by the younger generation to declare an independent Kurdish state.
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