BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Tuesday that Iraqi forces were preparing to free the island’s areas west of Anbar, areas the country has not reached since 2003.
“Any reform measures will not succeed without fighting corruption, we will not wait indefinitely, we will take action on the border crossings after the region retreats from the draft of the last agreement, and as we prepared to control the disputed areas without escalation, we will restore the ports,” Abadi told reporters at the government headquarters. Border “border.
“Oil prices are still below the level required to sustain development,” he said. He also pointed out that “the federal government is committed to pay the salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region.”
And escalated tension between Iraq and the northern region, following the last referendum referendum on the invalid separation on 25 September last, which confirms the Iraqi government unconstitutional.
During a security crackdown launched on October 16, Iraqi forces seized control of the vast majority of disputed areas, including Kirkuk.
But clashes broke out between the two sides when Iraqi forces advanced to control the rest of the disputed areas in the northern province of Nineveh, as well as the border crossings with Syria and Ibrahim al-Khalil with Turkey.
The clashes stopped after the Iraqi government announced a truce at the end of last month, and the two sides are discussing the crossings.
Earlier this month, Baghdad accused the northern region of backtracking on an agreement signed by military commanders to hand over the border crossings to the federal authority.
On the level of confrontations with the “state,” Abadi said that the federal forces are preparing to comb the desert island area of the province of Rutba west of Anbar province (west), where the hideouts of the militants of the organization.
On October 26, Iraqi forces began a military operation to liberate al-Qaim and Rawa districts in western Anbar, the last strongholds of the organization in Iraq.