On Monday, a delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc in the Iraqi parliament is to hold separate meetings with the President of the Republic and the Iraqi Minister of Interior and Defense.
The delegation of the PUK bloc, which consisted of MP Jwan Ihsan, Harim Kamal Agha, Sherko Mirwais, Alla Talabani, met on Sunday, with the governor of Diyala, Diyala operations command and the director of the governorate's police, to discuss the security situation in Khanaqin district.
Member of the delegation Sherko Mirwais said during a special statement to PUKmedia: Today, the delegation will hold separate meetings with the President of the Republic and the Ministers of Defense and Interior of the Federal Government.
"The meetings will discuss the deteriorating security conditions in the disputed areas, especially in the Khanaqin district, and the security breaches that occurred there."
Activities of remnants of ISIS terrorists is still present in Iraq despite announcing victory in 2017, especially in the areas disputed between KRG and the Iraqi government, as they exploit the security gap present in those areas.
Officials from the Kurdistan Region, along with civilians in the disputed areas, have long called for the return of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces to their areas to fill the security gaps. However, so far, there has been no solid attempt from Baghdad to address the problem.
It is noteworthy that the disputed areas, located north of Iraq, are areas defined by Article 140 of Iraqi constitution as being Arabized during the rule of former dictatorial Iraqi Ba'ath regime.
Edited by H.H.