Tay­fur: “The so­lu­tion for the af­fected ar­eas is to adopt the law re-de­mar­cat­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tive borders be­tween the prov­inces, and to ap­ply Ar­ti­cle 140”

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The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Par­lia­ment, Arif Tay­fur, ex­pressed his sur­prise at Hus­sein Al-Shahris­tani, the Deputy Prime Min­is­ter, chair­ing a govern­ment com­mit­tee and mak­ing decisions which fa­vor of one party and marginal­ize other com­po­nents. Re­fer­ring to the govern­ment com­mit­tee formed to in­ves­ti­gate the events in Tuz Khur­matu, Arif Tay­fur stressed that the best so­lu­tion for the ar­eas af­fected is to adopt the law re-de­mar­cat­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tive borders be­tween the prov­inces, to ap­ply Ar­ti­cle 140 and to con­duct a cen­sus in the Kur­dis­tan ar­eas out­side the KRG con­trol

Tay­fur said in a state­ment that "In light of the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion and the in­sta­bil­ity in the area, with in­creased in­sur­gency, a rise in the tar­get­ing of in­no­cent peo­ple, the vi­o­la­tions com­mit­ted in ev­ery part of Iraq, and es­pe­cially the con­stant se­cu­rity vi­o­la­tions in Tuz Khur­matu, some peo­ple would ap­pear to be pur­su­ing their own agen­das at the cost of in­no­cent peo­ple’s blood. The ex­ploita­tion of the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion, the de­mands to turn the dis­trict into a prov­ince, the form­ing of the Sahwa and the arm­ing of civil­ians all con­sti­tute vi­o­la­tions of both the con­sti­tu­tion and the law."

"We are sur­prised at the de­ci­sion to ap­point Mr. Hus­sein al-Shahris­tani to chair the com­mit­tee. The in­di­vid­ual in ques­tion, who proved a fail­ure in the man­age­ment of elec­tric­ity and power is­sues, now chairs a govern­ment com­mit­tee that has dis­played clear par­tial­ity, fa­vor­ing one party and marginal­iz­ing the re­main­ing stake­hold­ers," Tay­fur added

"While we ex­press our con­do­lence to the fam­i­lies of the mar­tyrs, we call on the Fed­eral Govern­ment to as­sume re­spon­si­bil­ity for the se­cu­rity is­sue and pre­vent the re­cur­rence of such events. To do so, it must make a real ef­fort to deal with the fac­tors that un­der­lie these re­peated vi­o­la­tions."

Tay­fur pointed out that the Iraqi Par­lia­ment de­cided to form a par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee to visit the area and draft a de­tailed re­port on the hu­man­i­tar­ian and se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the dis­trict.

Tay­fur de­manded ‘those who prey in mud­died wa­ter’ to stop their ten­den­tious state­ments, and asked ev­ery­one con­cerned to wait for the re­sults of the Par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee re­port, stat­ing that re-ac­ti­vat­ing the Sahwa could only ag­gra­vate the sit­u­a­tion, which would not be in any­one’s in­ter­ests. "The best so­lu­tion for the af­fected ar­eas is to adopt the law re-de­mar­cat­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tive borders be­tween the prov­inces, to ap­ply Ar­ti­cle 140, con­duct a cen­sus in the Kur­dis­tani ar­eas out­side the Re­gion, and give the peo­ple in these ar­eas the op­por­tu­nity to de­ter­mine their own des­tiny in an im­par­tial ref­er­en­dum. Only thus can the se­cu­rity and ser­vice is­sues be ad­dressed,” Tay­fur ex­plained.

The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Par­lia­ment, Arif Tay­fur

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