The return of the debate on Article 140 with the imminent reconciliation conference in Iraq

22/02/2012 17:16

Kirkuk - HawijahKirkuk, February 22 (Rn) – returned the controversy between the components of the province of Kirkuk from the Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen on Article 140 of the disputed areas between the Baghdad government, federal and Erbil, the regional with near a conference of reconciliation among Iraqi political blocs. and rejects the political council of the Arab in Kirkuk, the inclusion of Article 140 of the the permanent constitution on the agenda of the conference, while emphasizing the Kurds on the need to insert the file at the conference, which will include the political forces in Baghdad, while leaving the Turkmen subject to political compromise. Article 140 of the constitution to resolve the issue of the disputed areas between Baghdad and Erbil, which was to change demographic by the former Iraqi regime, and be in three stages: normalization, and then conduct a census, followed by a referendum among the population on the fate of those areas.and was the former Iraqi regime, which dropped in 2003 at the hands of international forces led by America, has conducted demographic changes in areas of mixed national in favor of Arabs at the expense of the Kurds in the province of Kirkuk and parts of the provinces of Nineveh and Diyala, 
Salah al-Din. The vice president of the provincial council Rebwar Talabani told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “Article 140 is not over and is not expired, says the brothers in the Arab political in Kirkuk, “noting that” the Iraqis are interested in the matter and not political forces. ” and “If the Arab Council insists on the expiry will be Federal Court Faisal to decide whether Article 140 has expired or is still valid.” and stressed that “the inclusion of Go to Article 140 of the agenda of the National Conference theme is important and should be discussed and applied. ” and was scheduled to be completed by the implementation phases of the material in the end of 2007, but political and security problems experienced by Iraq in those years prevented that. and stresses the Kurds and their side Parties Turkoman and some Arabs on the need to apply the constitutional article to resolve the dispute over the province but the parties Turkoman and other Arab refuse the application and says that the article has expired with the end of the period specified for their implementation. He was President of Iraq Jalal Talabani has recently called for a national conference aims to calm the atmosphere and resolve the political crisis in the country. The Kurds and the paper to be presented in the National Congress is expected in which they demanded the need to apply the terms of agreement Erbil, which paved the way for formation of the government of Prime 
Minister Nuri al-Maliki, which includes the application of the terms of the Constitution and invoked when the differences and especially the article 140. stressed Muhammad Khalil al-Jubouri head of the Arab group in the province of Kirkuk the need not to discuss the Article 140 in the upcoming conference. said (Rn) that “the discussion of Article 140 and to insist repeatedly that means the failure of the National Congress is expected that called for by President Jalal Talabani.” while confirming member of the provincial council in Kirkuk for Kurdistan Democratic Party, saying that he “It is not Arabs in general in Kirkuk refuse to Article 140, but unfortunately there are some who have imposed themselves on the Arabs and representing the Arabs, but they Mtohmon.” He’s (Rn) that “Article 140 unconstitutional and will remain in force as long as the Iraqi constitution remains did not change, and if we assume there is no Constitution or Article 140 of this hypothesis is Kirkuk, where a dispute or not, certainly yes. This conflict between Baghdad and Erbil. ” He said, “The question now is this conflict remains forever or must be replaced, and certainly the right thing is to solve all problems, and ultimately we need to meetings or conferences for resolving our problems, including Article 140 and the need to be discussed at the national meeting is expected. ” and 
begin the first stages of the application of Article 140 to normalize the situation there to the pre-application policies, demographic change and then conduct a census in preparation for the final stage a referendum on the fate of those areas to determine the dependence Administrative Region Kurdistan or Baghdad government of the Federal. , says improving Khah member of the provincial council in Kirkuk component of Turkmenistan’s (Rn) that “the issue of Article 140 is up to the leaders of political blocs and what emerges from the committee assigned to prepare the agenda is there consensus on the level of political leadership for the integration of specific topics and appointed by the leaders, it is up to them. ” The political council of the Arab in Kirkuk, said in a news conference rejected the inclusion of Article 140 at the national meeting to be held soon. and lives in Kirkuk, 250 km northeast of Baghdad, a mixture of Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen, Christians and other minorities. of : Abdullah al-Amiri. Open: Abdullah Sabri