The Vice-response in the Iraqi Council of Representatives on Tuesday, the need to implement Article 140 of the constitution relating to the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad, intact or modified, in response to comments by the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on this regard.
Iraqi Parliament, Parlamani Iraq, Nuri al-maliki He has announced in an interview with the newspaper (Wall Street Journal), U.S. agreed to all Kurdish demands, including a referendum in the disputed areas, but does not see the benefit of them without having to amend the Constitution.
A member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives for a list of coalition Kurdish blocs, Najm al-Din Karim, told the , that “Article 140 of the constitution is very clear, and there is no need to amend the constitution to a referendum in the disputed areas.”
The cream that “Article 140 consists of three phases, the third stage following the phases of compensation and normalization, talking about the referendum in the disputed areas between Kurdistan and Baghdad, a substance of constitutional and not in front of any obstacle in order to be modified.”
He explained that “Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki signed the Article 140 itself, as one of the conditions of the Kurds to participate in the new Iraqi government, after obtaining his government is confident the members of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, told the Council that one of the points that have to work on it hard, is the implementation of Article 140.”
Of Janneh, said the head of the coalition of Kurdish blocs House of Representatives of Iraq, Fouad Masum, l (Rn) “Now I can not give any clarification on Maliki’s remarks,” adding, “I am now president of a large bloc within the parliament, so I can not say anything, Unless briefed on the entire Maliki’s comments, made to a newspaper (Wall Street Journal). “
As said Iraqi MP from the coalition itself, Mahmoud Othman, for (Rn) that “when there is a constitutional provision such as article 140, which speaks of a referendum in the disputed areas, what is the meaning of amending the constitution?, There is no doubt in no need for any changes in the Constitution. “
Osman added that “the demands of the Kurdish al-Maliki and the signing of it, do not go out in the framework of the Constitution, but that Kurdish demands in line with the commitment and implementation of the Constitution.”