Sunday, 10 September 2017 at 10:45 am (4376 views)
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]In detail .. So plans Abadi to strike Barzani referendum and prevent the independence of the Kurds
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The newspaper "the new Arab" on Sunday, the attempt of Prime Minister Haider Abadi postpone the liberation of the province of Hawija to coincide with the referendum of Kurdistan to be held on the 25 of September.
"The Baghdad government is pushing to delay the launch of the battle to liberate the Hawija town of Kirkuk province, which is disputed with the Kurdish side, in an attempt to gain time as part of its plan for the battle, which seemed more political than military," the newspaper said in a report, .
She added that "the political dimension overshadowed the features of the plan, by pushing for the synchronization of the battle with the date of the referendum on the separation of the Kurdistan region, scheduled for September 25, which the Kurds intend to organize also in Kirkuk, which may make the circumstance inappropriate for the referendum and facilitate Challenged ".
The newspaper pointed out that "despite the announcement of the Baghdad government to reject in advance the results of the referendum to be held in Kurdistan and Kirkuk and a number of disputed areas, it uses different ways to prevent this referendum With the dialogue and the pressures and mediations put forward, observers confirm that the military option is put through The Iraqi army and the popular crowd, and that the battle of Hawija is the most effective step to prevent this referendum, as the mere presence of military operations in an area, will make it not ready for any vote. "
"International observers will refrain from pursuing the referendum, which will lose neutrality and legitimacy," she said.
The newspaper quoted a high-ranking political official as saying that "the plan to liberate Hawija was completed from a military perspective completely, while the technical and logistical preparations and field research are underway."
He explained that "the Prime Minister Haider Abadi, was prepared to prepare militarily for the battle, after agreeing to the plan," noting that "the plan included the continued aerial bombardment of targets within the town and exhausting the organization."
He stressed that "the aerial bombardment will continue from now until the ground attack on the town, which will determine his time personally." He pointed out that "the decision to attack and set the zero hour battle Hawija, became a political decision more than a military decision, and the political decision that will determine the start of a battle Hawijah aims to be the battle at its peak or at the beginning of the referendum on the 25 of this month. "
"This means that Abadi is not only trying to win the battle from a military perspective, because it is within reach, but he is seeking to gain political gain with the military gain, which is at least a failure of the referendum in Kirkuk," he said.
Specialists in the Iraqi political affairs confirmed to the newspaper, that Abadi deals with the file Kirkuk and Hawija very cautiously, and that he was able to withdraw the rug from under the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, by striking his agendas legally.
The political expert, Jassim al-Abbasi told the newspaper, "The plan of Abadi, which was based on delaying the battle of Hawija to the pre-or the beginning of the referendum is a political plan effective to thwart the referendum legally."
He pointed out that "the election criteria provide for elections without security, because the elections require international observers and special committees and general managers and experts from other countries to oversee them, all of which requires a stable security environment and not a battle environment."
The Abbasi, according to the newspaper, that "the atmosphere of the battle that will be created by Abadi in conjunction with the referendum will prevent the arrival of observers, who will refrain mainly from entering the province of Kirkuk under such an inappropriate atmosphere, which will challenge the constitutionality of the referendum and legitimacy of law,
He stressed that "This will give Abadi the opportunity to appeal to the Federal Court legally results referendum, unless forced Barzani to postpone," as he put it.
He concluded that "Abadi had previously and publicly rejected any results that would result from that referendum to try to win the Iraqi street, but despite the rejection, it is looking for legal grounds give him the opportunity to win the case in a proper legal, and not to give the opposite party (Barzani) A political opportunity with the exception of the opportunity to withdraw from the referendum and postpone it. "
The newspaper added in its report that "all this comes at a time when the Kurdistan Regional Government campaign to hold the referendum, which included the provinces of the region, Kirkuk and disputed areas in Mosul and Diyala, amid fears of the results of this referendum and the resulting political crises and national conflicts .
She said that "the Iraqi government had counted the referendum step inconsistent with the Constitution and the law, and confirmed its rejection of any consequences."
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