Kurdistan: our strength equivalent to regular army armed with tanks & artillery
Kurdistan: our strength equivalent to regular army armed with tanks and artillery
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 10: 52
Twilight news/ Government of Kurdistan that has power equivalent to regular army armed with tanks and artillery, the upkeep of the 190,000 fighter, but does not seek to secede from the Federal federal Iraq.
Two accused in the Kurdistan Regional Government Sheikh Jaafar Al-Mustapha's newspaper the Federal Government to withhold the payment of balance (2) guards the territory since 2007 despite parliamentary approval.
He reported attempts to acquire combat helicopters and other weapons as attempts to "allegations of chauvinism and crowd hostility for Kurds".
Mustafa said that "the Iraqi Constitution grants the right for each guard force, as part of the national defence system. And Kurdistan is the only region in the country. " And the reality of his troops currently on several agreements with the Federal Government, "said so far there is no agreement between Arbil and the Federal Government on several elements of the two.
But several of our forces now 190,000 individual ". Kurdistan Peshmerga Minister said "there have been dialogues and principles of an agreement with the Centre during the past years, to cut so many of them allocated 90,000 on retirement, transfer 30,000 to Federal Ministry of Defense to form two divisions in the army they focus within the territory, and the remainder a guard, assisted by the internal security forces to enforce the rule of law within cities if requested police support, support for federal troops to prevent external threats if the territory to attack neighboring countries."
He two, the level of "arming the army and less than top of the police". And increased the role of his Ministry "not only to maintain security in Kurdistan and participation in meeting security challenges in other provinces but the two central Government participated in the restoration of security and stability outside the borders of Kurdistan and in that great sacrifices in Baghdad, Samarra and other towns.
And two accused Baghdad of failing to pay his dues from the federal budget to balance the two central (about one billion dollars) be paid by Baghdad since 2007 but have not fulfilled their obligations so far despite a vote by Parliament".
He said two experts training from US forces with the knowledge centre and said "Yes there are a number of trainers in Kurdistan Americans working as our training experts and they are part of an agreement to withdraw troops in Baghdad."
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