Kirkuk The head of the Arab Political Council in Kirkuk Governorate, Sheikh Abd al-Rahman Manshad al-Asi, rejected the return of the Peshmerga and Asayish (Kurdish security) to Kirkuk, stressing: “Today Kirkuk, after the success the plan to impose the general law 2017, is safer, more stable and just in the absence of destruction, kidnapping, booby-trapping and murder.

Al-Asi said in a statement: “Any attempt to pressure the central government or circumvent it in an attempt to form coordination offices or joint points is a defeat for the victory achieved and an attempt to turn back the clock and a threat to the civil peace and stability enjoyed by all Kirkuk people.”

He stressed that: “There is no return for the militias of the two Kurdish parties again, and all components of Kirkuk are equal in rights and duties, and they stand before the law.” Calling on the two Kurdish parties to harness their capabilities and influence to defend the borders of Sulaymaniyah, Erbil and Dohuk, protect human rights and stop organized crime and drug smuggling.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency