The Patriotic Union and Democratic Kurdistan: Baghdad is slowing the implementation of Article 140




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A unified delegation representing the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to visit Baghdad to discuss the recent developments in the relationship of the Territory with the federal government.

The Kurdish parties hold the right of Kirkuk province to raise the Kurdish flag over the official buildings as long as the federal government does not abide by the implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution.

Rose Nuri Shaways, a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic, said that "a delegation from the Kurdistan region will visit Baghdad during the coming period to discuss with the National Alliance on the latest developments," pointing out that "the delegation includes the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan."

"The need to discuss the issue of the referendum with the political parties in the region before the visit of the delegation to Baghdad," Shaways, during a press conference attended by (range) on Monday, "The need to discuss the question of the referendum with the political parties in the region before the visit of the delegation to Baghdad," adding that "Baghdad's position on the Kurdistan region is moving in a new and dangerous direction."

The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party that "the referendum is a priority and it is necessary to remove the problems that stand in front of him," expressing "satisfaction with the unity of the position of the Kurdish parliamentary blocs in Baghdad." The two political offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan meeting, on Sunday evening, in the presence of the President of the region Massoud Barzani.

"A number of topics and topics related to the referendum, Kirkuk and the internal situation in Kurdistan have been discussed," the statement said.

The Kurdish parties added that "the meeting discussed in detail and accurately all the subject matter of the referendum, and out of concern for the self-determination of the people of Kurdistan and the relations between Iraq and Kurdistan and the removal of the risks that had precedents between them and did not only harm the two sides politically, economically and militarily, The people of Kurdistan to choose his political and administrative life in a referendum and the framework of an independent state. "

According to the final statement of the meeting, the two parties decided to "work together and seriously for the issue as a national and national issue, and discuss the issue with other political and national forces in Kurdistan and the formation of a joint committee in order to find a timing and mechanism on how to conduct the referendum."

In addition, the Kurdish parties stressed the need to "close the ranks and the situation to speed up the treatment of political, legal and economic problems and disputes, and their views will be united and cooperative in dealing with the differences, problems and obstacles facing the people of Kurdistan in general and the government of the region in particular to overcome the existing crises."
The meeting also discussed the decision to raise the flag of Kurdistan on the buildings of official institutions in Kirkuk.

"The Iraqi government is evading the implementation of the provisions of Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution for years, and as the government of Baghdad to raise the Iraqi flag on the buildings of official institutions in Kirkuk also entitled to raise the flag of Kurdistan because the Constitution clearly refers to Kirkuk and many other areas as disputed areas Which means that raising the flag in Kirkuk by the Kurdistan legal and constitutional. "

In a related context, announced the Council of Kirkuk province, on Monday, its intention to hold a meeting, on Tuesday, to discuss the decision of the Iraqi parliament to remove the Kurdish flag from the province, and demand the implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution, which includes a referendum on the province.

"The Kirkuk provincial council is due to meet on Tuesday and the agenda of the meeting has reached all members," said Ahmad al-Askari, a member of the Kirkuk Late List in the Kirkuk provincial council.

"The first paragraph of the meeting discussed the decision of the Iraqi Council of Representatives on the refusal to raise the flag of the Kurdistan region next to the Iraqi flag in Kirkuk, noting," We are the list of Kirkuk brotherhood agree to reject the decision of the House of Representatives and previously that the refusal of the governor of Kirkuk and the decision as a provincial council, .

"The Council will demand at the meeting to implement one of the provisions of Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution, which is to hold a referendum in Kirkuk."

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