HAT TIP: Dinar Daddy
Okay, so why is this article of interest to us?
Well, simply Barzani and the Kurds don’t want Maliki’s “slight of hand” trick to work and make the Kurdish people think that he’s not a “bad” guy!
Maliki made this move in Kirkuk to try to appease the Iraqi people and try to use it to stop the clock for the No Confidence Vote!
So basically they are telling Maliki – nice try bozo! Announce the 140 and the Power Sharing agreement – NOT just small portions of it!!!
~ Mr. IQD
May 9th, 2012 01:54 pm · ERBIL, May 9 (AKnews) – If the Iraqi Prime Minister wants to solve the issue of disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad, he must implement Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution, said the office of the Presidency of Kurdistan Region.
The presidency’s comment comes after Iraqi Prime Minsiter Nouri al-Maliki’s visit to the city of Kirkuk, which is one of the most prominent areas of conflict between the regional and federal governments.
Maliki did not reveal his true intentions regarding Article 140 of the constitution during his visit to Kirkuk yesterday. He did not mention and ignored any reference to article.
The presidency alleged on their website that Maliki had intentionally selected the city of Kirkuk, in a maneuver to win over some chauvinists’ heart.
If Maliki wants to solve the problem of the disputed areas, he should allow the people to choose through self-determination.
Maliki arrived in Kirkuk yesterday early morning to meet with army officials.