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Interpol informs Kurdistan that the handover of Najmuddin will be to Baghdad, not to Arbil Political | 12:28 - 22/05/2019 BAGHDAD - An Iraqi source in Beirut revealed on Wednesday the repercussions of the arrest of Najmuddin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, pointing out that Interpol told Kurdistan that the handover of Najmuddin would be to Baghdad, not to Arbil. The source said, according to "RT", "contacts are conducted by the federal judiciary in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region of Iraq to receive Karim, who was arrested yesterday at Beirut airport, and there are differences between Baghdad and Erbil on the matter, but Interpol confirmed that the detainee will not be handed over to the federal judiciary" . He added that "INTERPOL informed the Iraqi Kurdistan authorities that the arrest was based on a memorandum issued by the federal government and not from Kurdistan, so the extradition process will not be for Erbil." He pointed out, "the existence of intensive contacts between Iraqi political leaders and officials in Lebanon for his release," noting that "Karim position in the area of Badaro."
The United Nations responds to a request by Nechirvan Barzani on Article 140 of the Constitution of Iraq By Rudao 1 hour ago The UN session on Tuesday RODAOU - NEW YORK Immediately after the new government cab for its tasks, the United Nations will begin work on the application of Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution, this is what the representative of the United Nations replied to the request of the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region. "First of all, we need a new government in the Kurdistan region, and then we will need to start our contacts with the federal government," said UN Special Envoy to Iraq Jenin Hennes Plachkart. "I think we will start this time taking steps in front." "Article 140 is the subject that has been waiting on the table for a long time, and you are telling me this, I think it is time this time to solve it and find a radical solution to it, instead To remain stuck in the midst of the relationship between the territorial government and the federal government. " The announcement of the first official of the United Nations in Iraq came after a request by the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and members of the Security Council. Often, in cases where there are problems, the weaker party in the conflict resorted to the United Nations to seek international mediation in order to obtain, at least through international legitimacy, part of its rights. On the subject of Kirkuk and Article 140, the Kurds are considered the weakest party, Article 140 of the Constitution of Iraq has political and military power to sit at the negotiating table, as in the past, and negotiate with Baghdad on those areas. Therefore, the letter of Nejirvan Barzani to the United Nations, the beginning of the process of resolving the issue of Article 140 and reduce the damage to the Kurds during the events of 16 October 2017, Barzani suggested in his letter that "the United Nations can play a key role" as an intermediary " Between Baghdad and Erbil to resolve the outstanding problems between them, "including the application of Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution." Plashkhar, before her visit to New York, met in Erbil with Nechirvan Barzani and discussed with him the conditions of the disputed areas, and both sides to normalize security conditions in those areas and the return of citizens to their areas through coordination between Erbil and Baghdad, Kurdistan Region for the meeting. In a draft resolution, the UN Security Council extends the mandate of UNAMI and sets priorities for the mission during the extension period. The issue of Kirkuk and Article 140 has not been included in the mission's priorities in previous years because of Baghdad's objections. In this regard, Iraq's representative to the United Nations did not explicitly oppose this idea. During his speech at the UN meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Iraq's Ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammed Bahr al-Ulum, described the improved relations between Baghdad and Erbil as a gain for the new Iraqi government Headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi. "Among these things, the relationship between Baghdad and Erbil, which is at its best since its inception, and we will continue in our endeavors and coordination between us." At a meeting on Tuesday, the UN Security Council extended the duration of the UN mission in Iraq for another year. http://www.rudaw.net/arabic/kurdistan/220520193
Barzani: Kurdistan and Kirkuk decision to secede from Iraq soon. Last updated: 3 may 2017-1:08 m Erbil/Iraq News Network-new President of Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, on Wednesday, his emphasis on secession from Iraq this year, claiming that the separation of Kurdistan would not create problems for neighboring countries. Barzani said in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro, "the time has come for the independence of Kurdistan and we wish and get it through dialogue and understanding and peacefully with Iraq." despite efforts made since about a century to preserve the unity of Iraq, the Kurds destroyed and rewarded with 4500 burning of villages and attack them with chemical weapons ", indicating To "wake alone provided more than 10 thousands of victims killed by the Iraqi Government." he noted that "after 2003 we thought through the new Constitution that we are going to open a new page regarding our rights but Baghdad cut off financial budget and did not meet their obligations." Barzani reiterated his assurance that the "Kurdistan wants to establish good relations with its neighbours," unlikely to create Kurdistan secession problems for neighboring countries, saying "separation will not cause new political problems but would contribute in solving existing problems and future French President Barzani to" support the separation of Kurdistan or at least not opposition. " In response to a question on whether Barzani has got international safeguards on separation, Barzani said the Kurdish people would make the decision, and will never be a Kurdish State if we wait for her simply as a gift granted by the international community. "and" the first stage will be a referendum, and this happens in a few days, "adding that" the referendum is a legitimate right of Kurds and we need a mandate from the people to begin long negotiations with Baghdad "." as long as Baghdad refused to be real partners with them we intend to Be good neighbors, and that's what I want to say to those who are worried about it. " Regarding the war against ISIS, Barzani noted that "defeat ISIS will not solve all the problems of Iraq, warning that" the terrorist group will probably petty and another address if conditions in Iraq remain unchanged and no elimination of radical ideology in the region "." after the battle of Mosul should stay us-led coalition in Iraq and Kurdistan for a while, until alkdaH the final ISIS to protect security and stability in the region, "Barzani that" foreign military forces can play a role in rebuilding the war-torn Mosul, describing military cooperation with France in Mosul as "excellent, French intelligence provided substantial assistance to the Iraqi forces." and "Kirkuk, Kirkuk is without a doubt the question in terms of history and geography", but "but that doesn't mean it's a Kurdish city, but there are Christians, Arabs and Turkmens who live there too, and no We want another component materiality in this city that we want a referendum to decide its fate all components respect the referendum results. "but if had any military or political groups tried to change the situation in Kirkuk and put pressure on our citizens, we will do whatever is necessary to protect them." http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2Faliraqnews.com%2F%d8%a8%d8%b1%d8%b2%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%8a%d9%83%d8%b1%d9%83%d9%88%d9%83-%d9%83%d8%b1%d8%af%d8%b3%d8%aa%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%8a%d8%a9-%d9%88%d9%82%d8%b1%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%81%d8%b5%d8%a7%2F