State law: We will cut off relations with any country selling arms to the Kurdistan Region

State law: We will cut off relations with any country selling arms to the Kurdistan Region

on 07/21/2012  11:51

BAGHDAD / electronic integrity

Threatened the State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, to stop dealing with any country or company supplying arms of the province of Kurdistan without Baghdad’s approval.

Ruled out the MP for the State of Law coalition member of the parliamentary security and defense Abbas al-Bayati, the approval of any state on the sale of arms to the Kurdistan Region.

Bayati said in a statement to the newspaper «life»: «in the federal systems have the right to the federal government purchase and signing of contracts for arms, is not entitled to regions or provinces contracting for any type of weapons, whether mild, medium or heavy», indicating that «the Chief Executive is which must be signed such deals, and in the parliamentary system that exists in Iraq, the signature and final approval of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces (Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki), and this is stipulated by the Iraqi constitution, which limited the federal government armament contracts ».

He added that «the regions and provinces has no right to possession of heavy weapons and medium-sized, but not allowed to possess small arms handed over to provincial police and security forces for internal security, while the border, it is the prerogative of the federal government».
Source: alestiqama