March 04 2018 03:33 p
The Federal Government announced on Saturday the arrival of talks with the Kurdistan Region on the airports of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah to its final stages, stressing that the resumption of international flights of them linked to the resolution of the file of the security administration, after the agreement on the subject of customs and supervision of flights, while denied the existence of a time limit for Fatah These two air ports.
Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said in a press statement that "lifting the ban on Sulaymaniyah and Erbil airports is linked to subjecting them to the supervision and control and control of the federal government and completely."
Al-Hadithi added that "the imposition of the embargo was part of efforts to preserve the unity of Iraq, and to face the dangers of partition and application of constitutional powers against the backdrop of the Kurdistan region of the referendum process of separation from Iraq."
He stressed that "the National Security Council is the one recommended the resolution approved by the government, and targeted the two airports as part of the border, which is a sovereign file of the federal authorities.
Al-Hadithi denied "the decision's binding to a specific timeframe, but the administration's response in the region to the delivery of the two airports."
"Once this is achieved, whether it is one day, a week or a month, international flights will be the same as before and the ban will be canceled," he said.
The government spokesman added that "the meetings continue and took an important step in resolving the differences between the parties, and find a mechanism to ensure the implementation of the Constitution on these airports and the authority granted to the central government."
He pointed out that "the Council of Ministers is not in his intention to block dialogues as speaks by a section of politicians in the region, the fact that the subject purely technical linked to the application of constitutional provisions."
Al-Hadithi revealed "the achievement of a mechanism for customs collection across them, as well as the issue of passports and the passage of passengers to be directly supervised by the federal government through federal officials."
He added that "the remaining resolution is only related to the control of the two airports from the security point of view, we seek to resolve soon by intensifying the discussions, between the technical committees."
Al-Hadithi added that "the result of the previous talks resulted in overcoming two main obstacles, namely customs and passenger traffic control, and we have only the security aspect."
For his part, MP for the bloc of change Hoshyar Abdullah in press statements, the federal government to "reverse the decision to impose a ban on the airports of Baghdad and Erbil.
Abdullah added that "a continuing decline in the economic situation in the region because of this action, and it is not reasonable to touch the procedures of the government citizen and bear the responsibility of the decisions of the political authority."
He pointed out that "the decision of the referendum, which was intercepted by the political and popular circles in the region, something, and take such measures that would create a siege on the citizen something else."
Abdullah expressed his hope that "Baghdad retreat from this decision through the talks being held now, especially as there is an international trend to resolve the crisis between the federal authorities and the Kurdistan region."
It is noteworthy that several media have quoted a political source as saying that the federal government extended the ban on the airports of Arbil and Salmania three months.
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