Moving troops escalate the crisis .. And Barzani: Our problem is with those who do not believe in dialogue
Moving troops escalate the crisis .. And Barzani: Our problem is with those who do not believe in dialogue
Date: Monday 30/7/2012 9:57
Erbil / Office range
in the latest evolution of the crisis between Arbil and Baghdad about moving the Federal Government security forces to some of the disputed areas following the escalation of the crisis and the Syrian influx of refugees on the Iraqi border, Head of the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a connection was between him and the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani
Discussed the issue of preventing the Peshmerga security forces of the army and police from entering the crossing Vichabour, indicating that he would discuss the issue with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki shortly. Jaafari said in an interview with Al-Free America, “We look forward to resolving the issue, and phoned me Massoud Barzani Erbil, and we talked long into the phone, and will be an interview between me and the Prime Minister in the same context.”
He al-Jaafari that “the case do not worry if it were not surrounded by the atmosphere of cloudy , and the one who – unfortunately – a break in the relationship, I do not say a rupture between the brothers al-Maliki and Barzani. ”
He described al-Jaafari issue of moving the pieces of Iraqi military toward the Syrian border, it swelled, and pant like a crisis, which is really not a crisis, because the real crisis is a political crisis. ” between Jaafari and that “this troubled atmosphere made us to the test .. I think that the Constitution is clear and as soon as we proceed to the practical steps will trust, and evaporate all of these concerns. ”
The Prime Minister and Commander of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki has refused in a statement on the position of the Kurdistan region to prevent security forces from the army and police from entering the crossing Vichabour border between Syria and Iraq , returned him of a constitutional violation “ominous.”
in the face of the Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani, the word which he spoke about the current crisis between the KRG and Baghdad, and in which he explained the causes of problems. stressing that the Kurds are one of the basic components of Iraq, and after the liberation of Iraq was to them active participation in building the new Iraq and a new constitution and work, we have worked within the framework of the Constitution, but there are people who are running away from commitment to the Constitution and work on the monopoly of power.
said Barzani: there is talk in some cases, this crisis as a personal crisis between me and the al-Maliki, I’m not I have no problem with Mr. Maliki or any other person of the parties to the crisis, al-Maliki has lived for years in Kurdistan and was a close friend to me and our contacts were continuing, I tried to treat problems with him through understanding, but he did not commit to any agreement. adding that “our problem with the mentality that believes in using the language of arms rather than dialogue. ”
and came in his speech, “We are many years we get promises of the implementation of the provisions of the constitution and the outstanding problems, but had not been taken any serious steps in this respect, balancing the Peshmerga is certified for years, but are prevented from access to the territory of Kurdistan, These open sources to share the Kurdistan region, because the share deducted from the share of the Kurdistan region in sovereign expenditure, was held earlier agreement between the KRG and Baghdad in the presence of the Americans was agreed to provide all the requirements of the Peshmerga forces as part of the defense system of Iraq, but this also is not. ”
He Barzani in his speech: that our patience is long and we asked the parties and Iraqi Kurdistan to address problems through dialogue and return to the Constitution, we were always waiting to resolve the Iraqi did not close the doors of dialogue generally any party believes in dialogue, but if there is no solution Iraqis, and we know that he will not abide by the constitution , Fsnljo then to the solution of Kurdistan and the opinion and the aspirations of the people of Kurdistan.
He Barzani: Everyone should know that the problem is not linked to the Kurdistan Region, but also as a problem situation in Iraq as a whole, we have participated in building the new Iraq and offered sacrifices in this aspect, we want good and happiness for all Iraqis, we wish a happy and carefree life of all components of Iraq, but the decision-makers in Iraq have left the aspirations of the Iraqi people and are creating a crisis down to hide the shortcomings.
concluded Barzani his speech by saying: The Crown Prince of thinking in the reconstruction of military forces and security and the police and the imposition of control over our people, We will not allow the return of Iraq to the back and will not allow that to become the interests of the people of Kurdistan and the other peoples in Iraq, the victim of any regional agenda or a personal desire tight.
fears of the intersection fully
believe commentators and interested in political affairs to continue the differences between the Iraqi army and Peshmerga would threaten to blow up the coordination between them, while worsening the security situation worse on the western border because of that seen in Syria, which was the crisis led to the escalation of disputes between Arbil and Baghdad.
and enhance the prevention of the Peshmerga – the border guards – Iraqi force from reaching the crossing Vichabour border between Syria and Iraq, and indeed within the territory of the Kurdistan region of Iraq in Dohuk fears of intersection complete in the positions of both sides.
but a leading role in the Iraqi Communist Party and President of the Association supporters in Kurdistan eased the crisis and said to the extent “that the crisis will not get complicated, and that both sides are not toward escalation, adding team Naaman” There is a coordinating committee in Baghdad between the parties and would have been better coordinated with before moving the Federal Government forces, which was a surprise to the region. ”
The Naaman “that things will be resolved and that the interests of both the Kurdish and Arab with calm, despite the presence of media are trying to escalate, according to my knowledge, the Coordinating Committee in Baghdad in the process of addressing the crisis, he added, why come troops to Kurdistan region, if Peshmerga forces part of the system of defense and security forces .. that those who moved these troops have the purpose of provocation and we must not allow the forces of chauvinism to escalate the crisis. ”
movements without coordination
, Secretary General of the Peshmerga forces Jabbar Yawar, in a press statement about the reasons for preventing Iraqi military forces from reaching to the disputed areas “since 2003 based in these areas Guard Brigade and also the region 15 of the Iraqi border police and the area quiet and not the problems.” Adding that “these areas of the disputed, and any military action which must be done in coordination between the governments of Iraq and the Kurdistan region and there was no prior coordination for the movement of these forces, in addition to that it was not a safe area in which he spoke no problems so far.” Indicates Yawar said that “attempts are under way to resolve this problem between the Peshmerga and Iraqi military forces.”
position the federal government
of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in his capacity as Commander in Chief of the armed forces through his part for his refusal, the position of the Kurdistan region to prevent security forces from the army and police from entering the crossing Vichabour the border between Syria and Iraq, have returned to him a constitutional violation “ominous.”
said a statement issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Armed Forces, “The decision to deploy troops from the army and federal police at a distance of 600 kilometers on the border with Syria, was to prevent the negative consequences of what is happening in Syria on the security situation in Iraq was not aim of the Kurdistan region. “The statement stresses that the” Preservation of the country’s sovereignty and border protection, are the responsibility of the federal government exclusively, and not the validity of the region or the province. ”
The statement noted that “the actions of forces of the region was seen to be lead to a conflict with the armed forces, and the crossing of troops to the borders of the province of Nineveh province, control and management on the joints of the arms and the publicity and the threat of it before the Peshmerga forces, represent a dangerous phenomenon is not ominous. ” The statement added: “At a time to renew our commitment not to blow armed clashes, we emphasize the need to respect the territory of the system and the law.”
The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Peshmerga, the Kurdistan Regional Government team Jabbar Yawar said in a statement in response to the statement by the Office of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, “We hope not be the content of the statement of the thought and direction of Mr. Nuri al-Maliki, especially at this sensitive stage in which we live, and we are confident to put Mr. Maliki limits for those who do the work inflammatory and deepen the crisis in hiding under the cover of the General Command of the army. ”
stressed Yawar on “the commitment of the Ministry of Peshmerga to the Iraqi constitution the federal , “noting that” the party that the breach of the Constitution and articles (9,61,111,121) is responsible for deepening the crisis.
the opinion of the Kurdistan Alliance,
the Kurdistan Alliance has issued a statement on the crisis stating “While waiting for the Iraqi people with all its components and constituents the success of efforts to reach a compromise, and disease of the political crisis chronic ravaging the country and state institutions of democracy, threatening the critical situation in the disputed areas between the provinces of Nineveh and Dohuk, and specifically in terms of Piper, the results and consequences will be catastrophic for Iraq and its people are not treated as soon as possible . The new Iraq and its constitution does not allow use of armed and security forces in the internal political differences, and any use of these forces in this way will be the end of civil peace and the democratic system which we struggled for, and would be a mortal threat to the unity of Iraq and its people. Our hope great that the Iraqi people who suffered so much from internal and external wars and Oalathma can not allow the outbreak of new wars, and seeks to repeat the tragedies of the past will face the people of Iraq with all its components together and hand in hand. ”
For his part, said a spokesman for the coalition pro-Tayeb told a news conference in the House of Representatives, that “the Iraqi forces, the progress towards the Piper is a safe area without prior coordination with the province in order to control the border with Syria.” The good that “the strength of the Peshmerga preventing passage is an act that could lead to repercussions are dangerous in the event of a work stray from any of the elements of both sides, “stressing that” it could spark fighting between the two sides of the difficulty to control it. ”
position of the State law,
while calling for a coalition of state law, the Kurdish leaders to deal with the issue of bringing troops to the border areas with Syria, with wisdom and reason, The Coalition said, “The Iraqi army did not penetrate to the disputed areas, but the income only to the border area. Describing the direction of arms by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces toward military gesture is very bad. ”
A member of a coalition of state law Saad logistical “we call on Kurdish leaders to deal with the crisis with wisdom and reason, and not to take and the adoption of the statements tense.” he said, logistical, “The Iraqi army is the protector of each the people and not for one sect against another, and the region to stand with the army. “noting that” the army did not penetrate in the disputed areas, but entered the border area. ”
He added by saying that “it is within the exclusive authorities of the army in the law is to protect the border areas, and the army Iraq is part of the federal authority and is not forbidden to enter there, “adding that” the direction of arms by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces general military gesture negative, and we wish not to worsen the situation between Baghdad and Erbil. ”
efforts to alleviate the crisis
and at the level of efforts to mitigate the new crisis, announced Ministry of Peshmerga in Kurdistan Regional Government, that the United States are currently discussions with Baghdad and Erbil in order to resolve the crisis crossing پichhabour., says Deputy Minister Anwar Haji Mahmoud, told the newspaper Roudao Kurdish “The Iraqi forces did not withdraw from the area of پichhabour,” adding that “States United States are currently discussions with the Kurdish leadership and the Iraqi government to end this crisis. ”
refers Anwar Haji Osman said: “This force has been moved towards پichhabour according to a program prepared in advance,” stressing that “this power brought with it military equipment great for control on the borders of the Kurdistan region with Syria. ”
says Haji Osman said: “پeshmrkh Kurdistan will not allow a repetition of what happened in 2008 in Jalawla and Saadia and the concentration of the Iraqi army in this region as well,” he said, adding, “We demand the withdrawal of this force, otherwise the army and the Iraqi government responsible for any development occurs later.”
The Iraqi forces had in 2008 grounds that deal with terrorists progress to the two areas Jalawla and Saadia and spread it, as shown Kurdish leadership the flexibility to move the Iraqi army at the time did not address its Peshmerga forces.
The Ministry of Peshmerga have loaded limbs unnamed responsibility for breach of the constitution and unilateral military establishment and the behind the crisis, move the security forces towards the crossing Vichabour, while confirming that the joint committees between the Peshmerga and the Federal Army has worked for two years without any problem remember.
and commentators believe that the continuing differences between the Iraqi army and Peshmerga would threaten to blow up their coordination while increasing the security situation worse outside the western border, specifically in Syria, and that because of the crisis escalated disputes between Arbil and Baghdad.
and raised many questions about the timing of raising the current crisis, especially that of the joint committees between the army and the Peshmerga has been working for two years without raising any problems, especially regarding the management of security matters in the areas deducted.
A statement of the Peshmerga “The arrival of the second group of Brigade 38 for band X of the city to the concentration in the areas of (Sheila, village, compelling, and Fish Chebar) was done without coordination and without their knowledge, stressing that such an action contrary to previous agreements between the Peshmerga forces and military forces, stressing at the same time that Major VIII for the Peshmerga of Kurdistan and the Brigade 15 of the Police Border Protection, was its affairs well and not need any extra power. ”
, and News agencies reported news wounding 5 soldiers from a brigade of 16 Sulaimaniya in the Federal Army wounded, the first Saturday after a roadside bomb their car in the Hamrin . This was stated by a special source of the first regiment of the Brigade 16 in the Hamrin. “After that came the strength of the regiment to the terrorist attacks last week, a bomb exploded a car Hummer’s military to them, injuring 5 soldiers wounded, four of whom are Kurds.”
The source said: It is likely that this kind of attacks targeting soldiers, Kurds only, noting that there are hidden hands within the military is working to target the soldiers, Kurds within the brigades involved in the region, to put pressure on the soldiers the Kurds to leave the service in these districts and return to their homes. confirming that the targeting of soldiers Kurd comes to coincide with the return of officers Baathists veterans to military service among the many districts in that region. It is noted that a general 16 Sulaymaniyah of the Federal Army in charge of the protection of areas of Douz and Hamrin and the hand of Solomon, you are involved with Major General 17 for the protection of the Great Diyala.
points of view
, observers say move forces the government in Baghdad towards the Syrian border, came after it published, local media and Arab reports to enter the Kurdish forces into Syria, but that the Presidency of the Kurdistan region confirmed in an official statement that such reports “baseless.”
, said a member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives for Kurdistan Alliance Chuan Mohamed Taha said, “In recent times are no attempts to target the Kurdistan region, from Baghdad, once the pretext of oil smuggling, and again on charges of harboring terrorists, and the final issue is the border.” said Taha, “it is all the attempts to draw attention to Kurdistan, and evasion of the lack of services, water and electricity, which have failed the government provided. ”
He added by saying, “held at the January 22 meeting of leaders of the Iraqi military, it was agreed on the deployment of two brigades of the Federal Army on the border of the port Rabia to port existing Mahavean of Syrian territory, and port Rabia to Khabur is deploying border guards, which follows the federal government, as well as the deployment of the Ministry of Kurdish Peshmerga to protect the regions, but the Iraqi army, a day after he dug trenches in front of the Peshmerga forces. “said Taha said” This is all part of the pressures brought to bear during the past week on the region. ”
As MP for the Iraqi List, Talal Hussein Zobaie that dealing with the issues of sovereignty, must be confined to the central government, because it is responsible for the safety of the country. noting that the Kurdistan Regional Government has no right to take external positions, but the limits offered by the Iraqi Constitution .
said the Kurdistan Alliance MP Mahmoud Othman “was imposed on the federal government in Baghdad before sending any troops or military reinforcements on the borders of Kurdistan, said there is understanding and prior coordination with the provincial government, and we surprised sent without the knowledge of the final so it was this action is not the right the federal government, which will cause the occurrence of problems and tensions among the parties. ”
is regarded as the Secretary General of the Movement of Justice and Reform Abdullah al-Yawar, prevent Peshmerga force of the Iraqi army to take up positions within the province of Nineveh, “a violation of the Constitution and vulnerable to the central government and the people of the province,” accusing it of playing a role serious work on the division of the provinces of Nineveh, Kirkuk and Diyala, as called for three presidencies to “expel the troops from the territory it occupies and to impose the authority of the army.”
The head of the organization (since) for equality and civil society in Dohuk Hirsch Rashid: We are against the use of military force to attack Iraqi citizens and the threat of a component of the Iraqi people and the use of the army in the disputed areas is a matter of rejected may lead eventually to a civil war between the Iraqi people in order to gain political Annie.
called Hirsch political parties need to adopt the positions of neutral and try to establish democracy in Iraq and said, “I say to the President Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the Kurds have chosen to stay in Iraq, provided that Iraq is an Iraq that a federal guarantee the rights of all the components but if turned Iraq into a dictatorship and the marginalization of the other, we have the right to decide our fate in our hands. ”