Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP, Abdullah Gharb, of the Iraqiya Slate announced his support for hosting the President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, by the parliament over his refusal for the deployment of the Federal Iraqi Army forces recently in the disputed areas.
Speaking to Iraqi News (IraqiNews.com), he said “There is a huge media compaign over the deployment of Dijla Operations Command elements in Kirkuk, Salah-il-Din and Diyala province that was considered by some sides as illegal.”
“It is our duty as representatives of these provinces to make sure of the legitimacy of foring the DOC,” he stressed.
He expressed his support for hosting Barzani in the parliament to clarify his refusal for the deoplyment of the DOC elements in the mentioned provinces.
“There are political figures who want to exploit this issue to gain more votes in the next Provincial Councils elections,” he concluded.
The relations between the Federal Government and the Kurdistani Regional Government witnessed tensions recently on the background of clashes took place in Tuz Khurmatu on last Friday.
Earlier, bodyguards of a Kurdish figure and elements of Dijla Operations Command clashed on last Friday in eastern Tikrit city; the capital of Salah-il-Din province and the clashes resulted in killing a civilian and injuring elements of DOC.
The Ministry of Pishmirga within
The Ministry quoted its General Undersecretary, Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawer, as saying ”The clashes, which took place on last Friday and resulted in deaths and injuries, were due to a personal problem and it was controlled after that.”
For his part, the General Commander of the Armed Forces, Nouri al-Maliki, warned Pishmirga, Gaurds of