A political analyst warns of a political deal on granting Kirkuk to the Kurds

A political analyst warns of a political deal on granting Kirkuk to the Kurds

2020-11-24

A political analyst warns of a political deal on granting Kirkuk to the KurdsPolitical analyst Kamel Al-Bayati warned of a political deal regarding granting Kirkuk to the Kurds and making it under the authority of the region, pointing out that some changes and the introduction of Peshmerga forces into Kirkuk will give power to the region to impose its hegemony on this province.

Al-Bayati said in a press interview that “the mixture of components in Kirkuk makes it the focus of attention and ambitions, at a time when each component tries to impose its authority on the province because of its large oil wealth.”

He added, “Withdrawing some security forces from Kirkuk and handing over their headquarters to the region’s authorities, may be a scheme behind which a political deal stands to restore Kurdish control over Kirkuk.”

And that “the silence of the parliament and the inability of the people to decide the fate of their governorate will make it unknown, and it may be granted to Kurdistan in exchange for some changes in their share of the budget.”

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