Mi­rani: fight­ing IS is all Iraqis’ re­spon­si­bil­ity

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The Sec­re­tary of the Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP) Polit­buro Fazil Mi­rani, in an in­ter­view with Al-Iraqiya Satel­lite TV chan­nel, talked about the po­lit­i­cal process in Iraq, the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and the cur­rent se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the area.

Mi­rani said the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Pesh­merga forces in the process of lib­er­at­ing Mo­sul should be ap­proved by Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent, Ma­soud Barzani, and Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­ment as well.

"When a force con­sist­ing of 20000 fighters is formed for li­brat­ing Mo­sul, Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­ment may dis­cuss the pos­si­bil­ity of Pesh­merga con­tri­bu­tion in the process. We may ap­prove or dis­ap­prove the ques­tion," said Mi­rani.

Con­cern­ing Kirkuk city, Mi­rani said that Kirkuk does not need any force for pro­tect­ing the peo­ple other than Pesh­merga forces. If Hashdi Shabi (The Popular Mo­bi­lized Force) has in­ten­tion to re­take the con­trolled ar­eas then Bagh­dadiya area is the most im­por­tant ter­ri­tory for them.

Mi­rani ex­plained the KDP's per­spec­tive on the cur­rent con­di­tion Iraq is go­ing through. He said, "KDP is not happy with how Iraqi peo­ple are living now. The peo­ple de­serve to live well in a demo­cratic coun­try. What is avail­able now is not a com­plete demo­cratic coun­try."

When asked about the pos­si­bil­ity of declar­ing in­de­pen­dence in Kur­dis­tan, Mi­rani an­swered, "An in­de­pen­dent Kur­dis­tan is the dream of all Kur­dish peo­ple, although the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion is not suit­able for that. The other en­ti­ties in Iraq should not be shocked when Kurds talk about in­de­pen­dence be­cause all na­tions want to be in­de­pen­dent even­tu­ally."

Mi­rani also said Kurds never wanted Iraqi to be de­stroyed, but they al­ways want the coun­try to be strong po­lit­i­cally, eco­nom­i­cally and in all other as­pects.

Re­gard­ing fight­ing the Is­lamic State (IS), he said fight­ing the IS is the re- spon­si­bil­ity of all Iraqis in­clud­ing all en­ti­ties.

Mi­rani also said the weapons that are sent to Iraq by the in­ter­na­tional forces need to be di­vided among all the of­fi­cial forces. Pesh­merga as an of­fi­cial force need to have their own share in any por­tions sent to Iraq.

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