Kirkuk Arabs accuse Kurds of "chauvinistic and racist" project
KIRKUK/ Aswat al-Iraq: Arab Political Council in Kirkuk accused main Kurdish parties of implementing"chauvinistic and racist" projects against Sunni Arabs in Kirkuk, Ninewa, Diala and Salahal-Din provinces.
The Council confirmed the "constitutionality" of forming Dijla Operations Command and called for supporting Iraqi forces.
In a statement, copy received by Aswat al-Iraq, the Council accused the Kurdish parties of controlling all security and administrative departments in Kirkuk and greater areas of Ninewa, Salahal-Din and Diala provinces, stressing that the Kurdish forces controlled these areas with brutality taking into account the absence of the central government.
Ministry of Defence announced on 3 July, 2012, the formation of Dijla Operations Command to supervise the security dossier in Diala and Kirkuk, and then Salahal-Din province was added to it is duties.
This action stirred the suspicions of the Kurds and called the central government to cancel the new formation.Acute crisis erupted between the federal and Kurdish government when the federal army moved into Touz area, 80 km south of Kirkuk, but the crisis moved to a state of near solution when parliament speaker Usama Nujaifi started his initiative to end the disputes and the return to 2009 agreement which stipulated forming a joint force to protect the disputed areas.