Kurdistan owns heavy weapons by Maliki’s agreement

December 10, 2012 – BAGHDAD, shafaaq.com | ninanews.com  –  :  A member of al- Iraqiya List, Haider al-Mulla revealed on Sunday, the possession of Kurdistan Region for heavy weapons after the approval of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki’s Office.Mulla said in a statement to Shafaq News, “at a meeting of leaders of political blocs that the presidency of the region offered documents that confirm that the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Office has sell weapons licenses to the region by hundreds of thousands of dollars during the past period.”

Mulla demanded “to open the weapons owned by the region subject in all its dimensions before accounting the region for what it owns of heavy weapons,” adding, “We do not know the legality of the sale of the Commander in Chief of the armed forces Office to weapon licenses to the region.”

Ministry of Peshmerga in Kurdistan region doesn’t hide the fact of possessing weapons of various types; light, medium and heavy, while confirming that the Iraqi constitution did not specify what kind of weapons owned by the region and stresses that it is ready to talk about but only after the implementation of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense to its commitments within the understanding paper with the region signed in 2007.

Meanwhile in Baghdad, an Iraqi MP of the state of law coalition, Kamal al-Saadi stressed that the federal government should ask the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani to hand the weapons of the former regime.

He told the National Iraqi News Agency that “The policy of the officials in the Kurdistan region helped in aggravating the position, since the federal government has the constitutional right to take measures to ensure law and the Constitution.”

He added: “The regional officials interpret the Constitution as they please in all aspects; if they want to be armed with across intercontinental weapons they will interpret the Constitution in a way that gives them the right to do so.”

Saadi continued “I call the officials in Kurdistan to go to the Federal Court and ask it; do they have the right to arm or move their military units, etc.?, if the court says yes, we will accept that, but if it says no, so they are carrying out a dangerous regionally plan to divide the Arab region and re-dominate it, including Israel’s control.”