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Iraq Nouri Al-Maliki

‘Kurds have declared war’

30 Jun, 2014

The leader of Al-Maliki’s coalition says Kurdistan president Masoud Barzani’s effective annexation of the city of Kirkuk constitutes a declaration of war on the federal government. Adnan Al Shamahni notes that article 140 of the Iraqi constitution states that there should be a normalization followed by a referendum on disputed areas, including whether Kirkuk falls under control of the federal government or is part of the semi-autonomous region. He says the coalition will:

Abolish Barzani to the mountains