Maliki’s conspiracy against Kurds continue
The former Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, used his authority and power against the Kurdistan Region through his governing term as he imposed sanctions upon the region. He and his party members have not stopped from standing against Kurds. Maliki is now heading Iraqi State of Law Coalition and his focus is mainly on making issues for Kurds in the region.
Under Maliki's control, Iraq moved backwards in all respects. The stabilized economic situation got deteriorated. Politics and security got worse.
Maliki was not only against Kurds, but he stood against Iraq’s Sunnis as well. He destroyed the prospect of peace. He made the Sunnis feel they were ignored, creating ripe ground for terrorism. Many think that the Islamic State (ISIS) was able to exploit the situation created by Maliki in order to attack the Sunni areas.
In June 2014, ISIS fighters were able to invade large territories in Iraq within only 24 hours. ISIS was not only able to occupy the areas, but they also gained control of many heavy weapons left by the defeated army supervised by Maliki.
Ali Awni, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership member, said that Maliki failed in governing the country. "Because Maliki failed administratively and politically, now he wants to cover up his failure with his hostile attitudes towards the Iraqi and Kurdish people."
"When Maliki was in power, his governing style indicated he was like an Iranian employee,” Awni said. “He did not look like he was the Iraqi prime minister at all. He considers the separation of Kurdistan Region from Iraq as betrayal."
Shwan Muhammad, former Iraqi Parliament member, said that all the Kurdish leadership already warned Iraqi politicians about Maliki's attitudes.