February 14, 2012

The Soft Partition of Iraq into Three States?

Problems were expected to occur when the American troops left Iraq before Christmas last year. Just the next day after that the concealed tensions surfaced when Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi left Baghdad and travelled to the Kurdish Autonomous Region in North Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki claims that al-Hashimi is responsible for political assassinations and he must be put to trial. Al-Maliki demands that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) deliver Vice President al-Hashimi to Baghdad, but Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani say that al-Hashimi is a guest of the Kurds and that he can stay in the Kurdish capital Erbil. What is this issue all about?

Problems were expected to occur when the American troops left Iraq before Christmas last year. Just the next day after that the concealed tensions surfaced when Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi left Baghdad and travelled to the Kurdish Autonomous Region in North Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki claims that al-Hashimi is responsible for political assassinations and he must be put to trial. Al-Maliki demands that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) deliver Vice President al-Hashimi to Baghdad, but Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani say that al-Hashimi is a guest of the Kurds and that he can stay in the Kurdish capital Erbil. What is this issue all about?

 
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