“The Prime Minister’s Office, Haider al-Abadi, said that Arbil has a last chance to agree on the imposition of security and the extension of federal authority in the disputed areas and border crossings,” hoping “avoid a military clash between the federal forces and Peshmerga.”
“We have sought since the first days of the crisis and so far avoid any clash between the Peshmerga and the federal forces because Iraqi blood is expensive but at the same time we have an obligation towards the unity and sovereignty of Iraq and the imposition of federal authority,” said Saad al-Hadithi, a spokesman for the al-Furat News.
He added: “We had a mission to send a delegation of military and technical work and cut this delegation a very advanced way and reached the final touches to the deployment of federal forces and re-control of the border crossings and there was a request from the Kurdish technical delegation to return to lead the region to the existence of some outstanding points and we were waiting for them to agree, but returned proposals, To the first box and a new vision of the solution. ”
“The federal forces have the right to deploy in the disputed areas, to hold the borders and to manage the border crossings. These are constitutional powers that were given to the government. There are precautionary measures to block any future secessionist move, as was the case in the referendum,” he said.
“We seek to accept the agreement, but our forces will have to respond and we hope to raise the voice of wisdom from the leaders of the region and avoid confrontation,” he said, referring to “international support for the extension of federal control in Iraq.”
On the upcoming elections, a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office said that “the government is seeking fair and objective elections according to constitutional merit.”
On the intention of the government to prevent the participation of popular factions in the elections, al-Hadithi said that “after the declaration of complete victory on the da’eef we do not want the militarization of society, and it is incorrect to nominate a person in a military body politically in any elections, and this can not be by law and the Constitution.”
And about the financial budget for the next year said: There are still some procedures that must be completed for the draft budget and the Council of Ministers is about to finish them and submit to the parliament “likely” to make changes in it. ”