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Kirkuk is still the focus of greed and desires of some political parties in the Kurdistan region, with the aim of controlling and annexing it to the region and plundering its natural resources that it enjoys.
The people of the province continue to refuse to return to the authority and rule of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, which drove them out of their homes into the streets to refuse to hand over the operations headquarters to the aforementioned Peshmerga party, especially after the suffering they suffered during the presence of those forces.
As a result, and after the serious repercussions that almost afflicted the province, the Federal Court issued a decision to stop the process of handing over the aforementioned headquarters to Barzani's party, which restored the situation to its predecessor in a city that is considered a mini-Iraq.
The leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Ghiath al-Surji, told Al-Maalouma, "All parties must exercise restraint and not be drawn into the escalation, because it does not serve everyone in Kirkuk province."
Al-Sorji added, "The decision of the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani, to wait to hand over the advanced headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party is a good step towards calm between all parties in Kirkuk province."
On the other hand, a member of the State of Law Coalition, Saad al-Muttalbi, told Al-Maalouma that "Arabs and Turkmen have great concerns about attempts to return the Peshmerga to their areas in Kirkuk Governorate."
Al-Muttalbi added, "Previous experience has proven that these fears were behind events, kidnappings, and illegal acts."
He pointed out that "the problem of Kirkuk still exists and the Kurds' attempts to control it continue, but the Federal Court said the final word on this province and stopped handing over the headquarters to the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Peshmerga, which defused the crisis within the province."
Al-Muttalbi pointed out that "the political parties should move towards understanding and agreement on Kirkuk, away from imposing a fait accompli policy that leads to boiling masses around their province, especially in light of fears of the power of the Kurds and the Peshmerga in this province."
On the other hand, the leader in the coordination framework, Turki Al-Atbi, confirmed to Al-Maalooma, "The Kirkuk file is very sensitive, as it is a mini-Iraq, and it is not possible to accept the existence of tensions or fueling that leads to chaos, at which more than a million people pay the price."
He added, "The framework deals with the Kirkuk file according to 3 basic constants, as it is an Iraqi city and remains under federal administration and an environment for peaceful coexistence."
Turki pointed out that "any statements or attempts to fuel the situation do not serve the security of the people and the law will be the decisive factor in following up on any party that tries to tamper with security and capabilities."
The day before yesterday, Saturday, the Kirkuk governorate witnessed large popular demonstrations refusing to hand over the joint operations headquarters to the Kurdistan Democratic Party and its military apparatus, which generated a clash between the demonstrators and supporters of Barzani's party, amid political calls to calm the situation, sit at the dialogue table, and refrain from escalation.
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