Baghdad and Erbil issues still unsolved
Senior Kurdish official says Kurds will not let the budget bill be passed this way
Senior Kurdish official, Arif Tayfur, said that the issues between Baghdad and Erbil still remained outstanding partly because of the shortages in the 2014 budget bill which have been sent by the Iraqi government to parliament for passing.
Tayfur, who is also the deputy of Iraqi Parliament Speaker, criticized the Iraqi government for putting punishing conditions against Kurdistan Region in the bill.
“We have been standing against the bill to be discussed and approved in the parlia- ment. But the Shiite sides have been trying to make it approved as soon as possible. Because the MPs of Iraqiya and Al-muttahidun lists have decided not to attend the sessions, Kurds will be more effective in the parliament,” Tayfur explained
Although the issues have become very complicated, Tayfur hopes Dr. Rozh Nury Shawys, who is the Iraq deputy Prime Minister, to return to Baghdad with new proposals aiming to solve the issues and to remove the parts in the bill which deprive Kurds from practicing their rights.
Concerning the security situation in Iraq, Tayfur, noted that Iraqi is passing through a very bad security situation and explosions occur daily, but Kurdistan Region has remained safe and secure.
“Controlling the current conditions is impossible and the Iraqi government is no longer able to protect people’s security. The intelligence agencies are very weak and the government has no responses and has no positive and practical approaches for solving the political and security issues in Iraq. Actually this chaos has created negative impacts upon the lives of all Iraqi people.” He divulged