President Barzani sends significant letter to Ministry of Peshmarga
President Massoud Barzani sent a letter of seven points to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmarga, giving new significant instructors to the ministry. The instructors give authority to the ministry to unify and reorganize the structure of the ministry as well as prohibiting party activities.
Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani sent a letter of seven points to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Peshmarga, giving new significant instructions to the Ministry. The instructions give authority to the Ministry to unify and reorganize the structure of the Peshmarga forces as well as prohibiting any party activities henceforward.
Below is the content of the letter:
To: Ministry of Peshmarga of the Kurdistan Regional Government Subject: Instructions The Ministry of Peshmarga, which is very significant and shoulders a difficult and sacred mission, belongs to all the people of Kurdistan. Now, the Kurdistan Regional Government has a broad-based cabinet, not a 50 by 50 cabinet of two parties as before. That's why the conduct of the commanders of the Ministry has to be patriotic and not motivated by any party politics.
The points below have to be taken into consideration:
1- Party and organizational activities are forbidden inside the Ministry. Anyone who wants to carry out party activities has to resign and join his/her party.
2- Distribution of weapons and ammunitions are based on the necessity of the frontlines, not based on 50 by 50 of the parties.
3- Budget of the Peshmarga forces, including of the 70th and 80th divisions, has to be distributed by Ministry of Peshmarga, not as before.
4- It is necessary that the Peshmarga forces are unified as soon as possible in a way that party activities are not permitted.
5- Changes have to be made regarding commanders that have been unable to carry out their missions well in the fight against terrorists. Active and efficient commanders should replace them instead.
6- Any employee in the Ministry, at any level, would be punished if he submits any report to his party about the activities of the Ministry.
7- Any force outside the Ministry would be considered illegal. No one is allowed to form a new armed force of his own.