Maliki did not want to confront the Kurds
Published Date 20/07/2009 02:30 PM
(Baghdad Agencies): Sources closely related to the hypothesis of the government of Nuri al-Maliki to resort officials in Baghdad and Arbil, the option presented by the sharp political differences, which had worsened recently following the adoption of the regional parliament, a constitution provides for the annexation of disputed areas, particularly Kirkuk to Kurdistan.
These sources stressed that "the political leadership, whether in the center or the region agreed on the three basic principles, is to ensure the continuation of the democratic experiment in the country, and the adoption of the Constitution as a basis to dismantle the variation in views and positions, and thirdly the importance of adherence to the two sides to the dialogue as a means to resolve any crisis, whatever the degree of complexity, according to those sources
It is noteworthy that the Web site of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan quoted recently as regional president Massoud Barzani and his Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani criticized the stalemate in efforts to resolve the dispute with the Maliki government, and noted that in the absence of American forces in northern Iraq have been fighting has erupted in the most heated, depending on the site. and renewed sources close to the Maliki government in Baghdad, stressed that "there is no intention to clash or confrontation with the Kurds, and promote some of the media, but on the contrary, there is an atmosphere of relaxation for all the problems may have a clearer picture of the outstanding features following the return of Maliki's visit to Washington and the anticipated completion of the election presidential and parliamentary elections in Kurdistan "to be held in the twenty-fifth of this month
The sources described the recent statements of the President of the Government of Kurdistan, Barzani Njervan as "perhaps the goal is to achieve electoral gains," and added, "but everyone should avoid escalation and the statements of information nervous meant only to deepen the differences and not settled, and everyone in the belief that the solution to Kirkuk can not be only through a national consensus and political identity and the identity of all components of the Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen and Christians, and may not bring down or reduce the reality of this city for the benefit of this component of the social components, "according to sources close to Maliki
The relationship between the Governments of Iraq and the Kurdistan region in the recent tensions over the increasingly serious differences over the fate of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and the administrative borders of the Kurdistan region, the management of oil wealth and the allocation of forces (Peshmerga) Kurdish budget, the Comptroller General of the State and, finally, the Constitution, legislation on the Territory will be submitted to a referendum in Kurdistan later in the year.
Maliki is trying to get rid of Section VII and the consolidation of cooperation with Washington
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday to New York to urge the UN Security Council to derail the country's Chapter VII, before talks with President Barack Obama, the strategic cooperation agreement as well as other matters such as the differences between Baghdad and Arbil, and the deputy of the Islamic Union of Iraqi Turkmen WIN within the ruling Shi'ite Alliance, Abbas al-Bayati told AFP that Maliki "will visit the United Nations to meet with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the international resolutions, especially with regard to drive Iraq from Section VII."
Demands that Iraq and to reduce the proportion of staff from its oil revenues must pay compensation to Kuwait as part of UN sanctions imposed on it under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which allows military intervention, and after the invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
But Kuwait upholds their right to compensation approved by the UN Security Council, has forced the Security Council of Iraq to pay 5% of its oil revenues for the Fund of the United Nations to compensate for the invasion, while calling on Iraq to drop to one percent.
And that Iraq had to pay more than 13 billion dollars in compensation to Kuwait and still have to pay more than 25 billion dollars in outstanding debts as well as an estimated 16 billion dollars, the Fund received requests for compensation of $ 368 billion dollars, but it was only $ 52 billion, including 39 billion of Kuwait, based on figures from Kuwait and from the Fund.
Meanwhile, al-Bayati said that "After that, Maliki will travel to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the activation of the application of the Convention on the withdrawal of U.S. troops and cooperation in the training of Iraqi security forces during the visit will also Da'opacharkat foreign investment," and added that the delegation accompanying him, including the ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense Hoshiyar Tieari Abdel Qader Jassim Obeidi and the Interior Jawad al-Bolani and other officials.
For his part, said Ali al-Musawi, media adviser to Maliki, "the relationship with the United States, a complex and debilitating. The parties succeeded in achieving security in Iraq, and there is the withdrawal of U.S. forces," he told AFP that "both sides of Iraq and the U.S. want to reflect on aspects of these successes the other. "
He continued, "after a visit (U.S. Vice President Joseph) Biden, we have seen the desire of the American side to the deepening of cooperation in different areas and I think the visit is a timely opportunity to discuss these issues and make progress in industry, education and investment," said al-Moussawi said the "security successes prompted the government to thinking to deepen relations with the United States in several areas in the forefront of the economy and education, while the area is low-ranking military, "and pointed out that" Maliki is visiting each of his refusal to intervene in Iraq's internal affairs. "
He concluded by saying that "Biden told Maliki Obama included a letter from the United States desire to expand relations between the two countries and their willingness to provide assistance and support provided to the Iraqi government asks for it."
As for the persistent differences with the Kurds, have been through the official of the Kurdistan regional government hopes to take the U.S. Administration's "account of the specificity of the conditions of the region."
He said Falah Mustafa, foreign relations official in local government "to look normal, but the visit to the U.S. administration not only to deal with the Iraqi government, but must take into account the privacy enjoyed by the provincial government", he said, "We hope that the U.S. government to deal with privacy in because we have shared with the province of war + iraq freedom + We have also participated in building the new Iraq on the basis of democracy and federalism. "
"I do not doubt that the differences between Arbil and Baghdad during the visit will be as one of the key issues in the political arena in Iraq. Therefore, we call to find solutions to them because we know very well that the resolution is in favor of Iraq," The number of Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani yesterday in Sulaimaniyah (330 km north of Baghdad), the points of difference with Baghdad, is a "disputed areas, and the peshmerga, and the law of oil and gas, but most of all, the form of government, and individualism, as well as army building."