MALIKI: Barzani’s decision has no legal value

December 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

December 15, 2012 – BAGHDAD,  – Iraqi premier Nouri al-Maliki regarded the change of terminology of the disputed areas made by the President of Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, as “having no legal value”, thus “jumping over the highest legal document; namely the constitution”.

Maliki called all executive and supervision authorities to condemn this decision and warned against adopting this decision. Earlier, Barzani ordered to change the term of “disputed areas” into “Kurdish areas outside the region”.

In a statement by the Premiership Presidency, Maliki added that this move is “an additional misuse of the constitution, which voted by the people, when President Barzani regarded all mixed areas , as named by the constitution, as disputed areas and attached to the Kurdish region”. “The Iraqi government informed all political circles and departments to abide by the constitution, particularly the attachment of these areas to the federal government”, the statement added. 


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