To what extent can the dispute between Iraq and Krdstana that up?!, Clashes between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the President of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, where escalated since the withdrawal of U.S. forces at the end of 2011, which led to speculation about the announcement of the establishment of the State independent Kurdish.
The occurrence of an armed conflict between Iraqi government forces, and the forces of the autonomous region, “Peshmerga” is certainly not a hypothesis can be excluded. One of these examples of the current tensions, occurred last month when the banned Kurdish Peshmerga Iraqi army national access to a disputed territories, which were seeking to cover the area militarily in anticipation of tensions border as a result of being a region adjacent to the Syrian border, and confirmed Iraqi source that Kurdish authorities seeking illegal to buy anti-aircraft weapons and tanks “with the help of a foreign country,” he said. this to point accusing fingers to Turkey, which supports Iraqi Kurdistan, in its dispute with Baghdad.
He also tried to Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani last spring to persuade the United States not to sell the central government in Baghdad fighter jets the F16 . has been exacerbated this tension between the two sides because of the war in Syria.
Barzani supports where rebels Syrians, while al-Maliki, who is a supporter of the Islamic Republic of Iran supports Bashar al-Assad.The advantage of this situation, al-Qaeda terrorist who has resurfaced again when it adopted a series of attacks that killed 116 people.
Baghdad and Erbil have an endless list of differences, ranging from border control and integration of Peshmerga with Iraqi National Army, to install the borders of Kurdistan and the sharing of wealth between the center and the autonomous region, especially crude oil.
There is a fear in the center of the growing Kurdish independence to serve as an example for the provinces Sunni, or even Shiite provinces rich in oil such as Basra in the far south of Iraq, which produce amounted to 2 million barrels per day of Iraq’s production of oil of $ 3 million barrels per day. “Maliki prefers to be the leader of a big country to be president of the State of Shiites – Stan in southern Iraq,” as one Western diplomat analyzes, in contrast, Barzani sees himself as defender of minorities in the face of Iraqi “hegemony” Shiite. This is why it has granted asylum to Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi Sunni end of the year 2011, after he was sentenced in absentia in Iraq for being presided over teams liquidate terrorist during the period of infighting extending between the year 2005 to the year 2008. “
This rapprochement between the political parties Sunni representative list of Iraq, and the Kurds represented the Kurdistan Alliance and supported by the Turkish government, which seeks to overthrow the government of Nuri al-Maliki, has not succeeded so far at least. Prime minister denounced the corruption of his opponent, “Barzani” and Mhassopeth across television station Kurdish during last June , pointing out that the son of Barzani heads the security services in the autonomous region, while his nephew as prime minister of the Government of the province.
In essence this dispute lies the question of the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan.
According to one diplomat, the dilemma Barzani is as follows: “He knows that Kurdistan is not ready to declare independence and that of other countries in the region will not support this trend especially now, but at the same time also realizes that the greater the length of waiting, the Baghdad will become stronger than ever before.” .