Policy 08/25/2020 19:12 101
Baghdad Today – Baghdad
The MP for Diyala Governorate, Mudar Al-Karawi, revealed, on Tuesday (25 August 2020), an upcoming meeting between the deputies of the disputed areas with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to discuss the future security of their regions.
Al-Karawi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “The disputed areas in Diyala and the rest of the provinces, which we call mixed areas, are a miniature Iraq with its components, sects and nationalities.”
He added, “The deputies of the disputed areas will have an upcoming meeting from Al-Kazemi to discuss the future of their areas’ security at the level of the government’s recent decision to establish security coordination centers in 4 regions, including Khanaqin between the federal forces and the Peshmerga,” pointing out that “Khanaqin does not need a security center, given that there is a presence.” The federal forces and the supportive security formations are in control of the security scene, and the situation there is better than before. ”
Al-Karawi pointed out that “peaceful coexistence and societal harmony is an absolute necessity that we seek to achieve in the disputed areas, and we consider political decisions in the security scene that will add to the problems.”
He stressed that “keeping these areas under the supervision of the federal government with the inclusion of all components in the security decision is the best solution to achieving stability and ending challenges in the security framework, and we hope that the parliament’s meeting with Al-Kazimi will be a beginning to enhance the security of these areas and understand the concern of the rest of the components about establishing joint security coordination centers.” “.
The deputy head of the Arab Front in Kirkuk, Nazem al-Shammari, confirmed, on Saturday (August 22, 2020), that the joint coordination rooms between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi forces are rejected because they will pave the way for the return of the Peshmerga to Kirkuk and the disputed areas.
Al-Shammari said in an interview with (Baghdad Today): “We are surprised by the silence of the representatives of the Arab component in Kirkuk and the other provinces of Nineveh and Diyala, as well as the political forces in these regions, as they did not have clear positions towards the rejection of any return of the Peshmerga to Kirkuk.”
He added, “The operations and coordination rooms should be in Baghdad or Erbil or outside Kirkuk, as if it is on the borders between Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah or with the borders of Erbil governorate, and they should not be inside because it is clear that it paves the way for a speedy return of the Peshmerga.”
He pointed out that “the plan to impose law on the rest of the provinces of Kirkuk and Nineveh should be completed, because some areas are still under the control of the region, as well as the roads linking Mosul and Kirkuk must be opened and the federal forces control those areas.”