Arif Tayfour: Kurd is not against budget approval but wants its rights and does not accept punishments
Arif Tayfour, Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives from the Kurdistani Alliance Bloc, announced that the current draft of Iraq’s 2014 budget law has a lot of injustices and distortions against Kurds and it looks like a punishment against Kurds.
“Kurdistani Alliance Bloc does not stand against the budget law approval, since it is very crucial for the people of Iraq and Kurdistan Region,” stated MP Tayfour. “However, since we are representing the Kurdish nation, we need to defend their natural rights as well.”
In a statement for the press, MP Tayfour responds to a number of Iraqi parliament members saying “we have comments about the draft budget law due to the fact that it puts conditions on the Kurdistan Region’s oil production, does not specify the required budget for the implementation of the Article 140 of the permanent constitution as well as specifying a huge and unjustified budget for the security ministries.”
Deputy Parliament Speaker vowed that if the budget law is amended they would be the first ones to vote for it.
MP Tayfour reminds everyone about the role of the Kurds in the collapsing of the Saddam Hussein’s Baathist Regime and the establishment of the new Iraqi state in 2003 and that Kurds are partners in today’s political process.
“There are some achievements related to the Region and the National Alliance and especially the State of Law Bloc have to stop wasting time and ignoring Kurdish rights and recognize them.”