Kirkuk confirms its readiness to take over security after U.S. withdrawal

10.23.2011 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add comments - Sumerian News / Kirkuk, said Kirkuk province, Sunday, that the security forces are ready to take over the security file for the post-American withdrawal, as when he called on the provincial council and the Ministry of Interior to allocate grades vacancies to increase the number security elements, indicated that the leadership of the police there to prepare a new security plan will be implemented in the coming days. An official notification to maintain Dler stood in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "governor of Kirkuk, Najm al-Din Omar Karim was held today, a security meeting emphatic ready security forces in countering terrorism and the arrest of the groups that seek to destabilize the security and stability of the province. " He survived that "security meeting discussed the U.S. withdrawal and the emphasis on ensuring security and protection of citizens and not allow biased to create discord between the people of the province," stressing that "the readiness of security forces in Kirkuk after the withdrawal process . " Meanwhile, the President of the provincial council in Kirkuk, Hassan Turan "Alsumaria News", "The meeting stressed the importance of preparing a study on the security file," calling for "the allocation of grades vacant by the Ministry of Interior to increase the number of elements of security with the approach of the U.S. withdrawal ". For his part, the commander of the Kirkuk police Major General Jamal Taher Bakr said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "security forces in Kirkuk, ready to take over the security file," adding that "those forces managed during the previous period to demonstrate great success in this file . " He said the provincial police chief that "there are efforts being made ​​in order to prepare for a new security plan," noting that "this plan will be implemented in the coming days." The American President Barak Obama said, last Friday (21 October now) that the forces his country in the territory of Iraq will be in the United States during the holidays, while stressing that Washington will support Iraq in all areas, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki via videoconference with Barack Obama on the need to begin a new phase of strategic relations after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq schedule end of the year 2011. Under the security agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington at the end of November 2008 that it should withdraw all U.S. forces from all territories and waters and airspace of Iraq not later than 31 December of 2011 the current, after the troops withdrew, the United States Fighting under the Convention, cities, villages and towns of Iraq June 30, 2009. Iraq has signed and the United States, too, in 2008, the Framework Agreement strategy to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, based on reducing the number of reconstruction teams in the provinces, as well as providing important sustainable rule of law, including the police development program and the completion of the coordination and supervision and the report of the Fund of Iraq relief and reconstruction. The province of Kirkuk, 250 km north of Baghdad, a mixed population of Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Christians and Sabians , of the most disputed areas, covered by Article 140 of the Constitution, at a time to pay the Arabs and Turkmens towards demand management joint of the province, seeking Kurds to annex to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as the suffering of Kirkuk, the vulnerability in the security situation in light of the events of violence almost daily target foreign and local forces and civilians alike.