16/10/2012 – 11:53
The president of the United Nations Mission in Iraq Martin Kobler, Tuesday, that the United Nations offers advice Iraqis do not solve their problems, while stressing that it stands at the same distance from all Iraqis, he noted that all the components of Kirkuk want to hold local elections.
Said Martin Kobler during a press conference held in the province of Kirkuk, today, attended by “Alsumaria News”, the meetings that take place with “officials maintain all components seen discussing an upcoming local elections,” stressing that “we have become the impression that the components of Kirkuk want to hold elections local in the province. “
The Kubler that “there are ideas and different points of view, but we are confident of overcoming the problems encountered in the elections,” adding that “the United Nations stands at the same distance from all parties and operates with full transparency and neutrality and their role is limited to providing advice to the Iraqis and not to provide solutions.”
Kubler stressed the importance of “local elections they serve the interests of the people of the province.”
Of Janneh said Chairman governor of Kirkuk, Hassan Turan in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, that “envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Iraq Martin Kobler visited Kirkuk in order to listen to the views of officials and representatives of ethnic groups and political blocs in the provincial council and the role of mission UNAMI to bring the views and including ensure compatibility between all parties to resolve the issue, and local elections in the province like other Iraqi governorates. “
Tauran explained that “Kobler discuss with officials of the province find a suitable ground for the provincial council elections are expected to take place over the next year 2013.”
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq Martin Kobler arrived, on Tuesday morning (16 October 2012), to the province of Kirkuk, where he held a meeting with their portfolios Necmettin cream and provincial council chairman Hassan Turan, however group Turkmen in the provincial council.
The delegation from the United Nations mission, on 27 September 2012, with the Department of Kirkuk convergence of views between the components of the province on the provincial council elections.
Has not seen Kirkuk provincial elections that took place during the year 2009 due to disagreements between its components, was formed provincial council after the fall of the former regime in April 2003, representatives of nationalities main four where taking into account the status of compliance for regulating the affairs of the province and fill the void administrative and legislative therein.
The province of Kirkuk, 250 km north of Baghdad, and a mixed population of Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Christians and the Sabians, leading the disputed areas addressed by Article 140 of the constitution, and while pushing Arabs and Turkmen towards claim management joint of the province, seeking Kurds to annex Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as, the Kirkuk suffers from the fragility of the security situation in light of the events of almost daily violence aimed at foreign troops and local civilians alike.