Posted on September 5, 2016 by Editorial Staff in 1 Top News, Politics
Kurdistan Islamic Union elects Salahaddin Mohammed Bahadin as new Secretary-General. Photo: NRT/LIVIN
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The General-Secretary of the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), Salahuddin Bahadin, said the situation in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region has reached a “complicated and dark” level, and it cannot be guaranteed the conflict will avoid leading to another war.
Bahadin said during a press conference on Sunday issues inside the Kurdistan Region have reached an inflexible level, which shows the failure of the political parties’ policies.
“The truth is so bitter, which is why no one can bear it if it is said,” Bahadin noted. “We are determined to reconcile the parties in conflict.
“The situation in the Kurdistan Region is in a complicated and dark level and there is no guarantee the conflict will not go to bloodshed again,” he added.
Bahadin said the psychology of Kurdish leaders has brought the region to the crisis.
“Uncompleted decisions were made in an unhealthy psychological situation and the solutions are not near,” the KIU leader said.
The crisis erupted after Massoud Barzani, whose term as Kurdistan President ended on August 20, 2015 but refused to step down and remains unofficially in office. According to the law, Barzani cannot run for presidency anymore. Sadiq said last year “extending Barzani term is against the laws.”
That main political parties have failed to reach an agreement on the Kurdistan presidency as KDP insists that Massoud Barzani should remain president of the region.
Kurdistan Parliament’s Speaker was prevented from entering Erbil city in October 2015 and since then the Kurdish parliament has been in recess. Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani hasremoved four members of his cabinet from the Gorran Movement and replaced them with KDP politicians.
The Gorran Movement accused the KDP of a monopoly all government’s positions in Erbil, and it does not believe in the principles of true partnership and and peaceful transfer of power.
Barzani has been accused by critics of amassing huge wealth for his family instead of serving the population. Barzani’s son is the Kurdistan region’s intelligence chief and his nephew Nechirvan Barzani is the prime minister.
Massoud Barzani said I will not leave power until Kurdistan get statehood. He told al-monitor in March 2016 “The day we have an independent Kurdistan, I will cease to be the president of that Kurdistan”.