Release date: 2018/5/13 0:04 • 30 times read
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, the deteriorating security situation in Sulaymaniyah against the backdrop of armed partisan conflict in the province.
Barzani on Saturday issued a statement calling for an immediate cease-fire on the headquarters of the parties in Sulaymaniyah, and taking into account the security and stability of the people of the city.
“We deeply regret the deterioration of the security situation in the city of Sulaymaniyah, and call for an immediate cease-fire on the headquarters of the parties in Sulaymaniyah, security forces assume their responsibilities and protect the headquarters and centers of the parties in the city.”
He called on “everyone to abide by calm and follow the legal means to submit their complaints to the Independent Electoral Commission in Iraq, regarding any doubts regarding the election results, and taking into account the social security and stability of the people of Sulaymaniyah.”
The Movement for Change (PUK) accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) forces led by the commander of the Union’s counter-terrorism unit, Lahore Sheikh Janki, of launching an attack on its headquarters using heavy weapons in Sulaymaniyah.
The official media of the movement called on its supporters to address the continuous attack and defend the tomb of the former coordinator of change, Nushirwan Mustafa, peacefully.
This escalation comes after the announcement of preliminary results of the parliamentary elections in some polling stations in the Kurdistan region, which received skepticism by a number of Kurdish parties.
Earlier, the Movement for Change and the Alliance for Democracy and Justice and the Kurdistan Islamic Union and the Islamic Group for refusing the results of the elections of the Federal Council of Representatives in Sulaymaniyah, while accusing the manipulation of electronic counting and sorting, demanded a manual counting.