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official calls for pressure on the government of Al-Maliki to
accelerate the implementation of constitutional article no. 140
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Kurdish official calls for pressure on the
government of Al-Maliki to accelerate the
implementation of constitutional article no. 140
Kurdistan-Iraq, December 20, -- Head Kurdish
official, Mr. Qader Abd Al-Aziz calls on Tuesday, to
put pressure on Al-Maliki government to accelerate
the implementation of the constitutional Article no.
140, describing the current mechanism to be
Mr. Aziz, "the representative of the presidency of
Kurdistan province", stressed to follow up the
implementation of Article 140, in a press conference
held in Kirkuk.
He also added "that the Higher Committee for the
implementation of Article 140 is working hard to
apply, and the obstacles facing the implementation
of the above -mentioned article were caused by Al-Maliki
He continued, "That the government had allocated $
200 million for the work of the Supreme Committee
for the implementation of Article 140 and so far
only a small part of the amount appropriated has
been disburses, saying that failure to pay the sum
is a kind of procrastination in the process."
Aziz said that " we had a little hope that the
article will be implemented because the
implementation mechanism is weak and very slow, and
the government of Al-Maliki is responsible for its
Aziz called on the government of Kurdistan province
to put pressure on the government of Al-Maliki for
the article implementation.
He added there was "a proposal submitted to the
President of the territorial government to hold an
extended conference in which all Iraqi political
parties to discuss the activation of article 140 of
the Constitution which is relevant to Kirkuk city."
The former Iraqi president forced about 250,000
Kurdish residents to give up their homes to Arabs in
the 1970s, to "Arabize" the city and the region's
Kirkuk city lies just south border of the Kurdistan
autonomous region and it is not under the full control of
Kurdistan Regional Government administration.
referendum is to be held in late 2007 to decide
whether the oil-rich Kurdish province should be
annexed to the safe semiautonomous Kurdistan region
in Iraq's north.
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