Iraq- Khazali criticizes Barzani’s visit to Kirkuk and asserts that it is for all Iraqis

Secretary General of Ahel al-Haq Movement, Sheikh Qais al-Khazali

Secretary General of Ahel al-Haq Movement, Sheikh Qais al-Khazali, criticized the visit of the Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani to Kirkuk province, stressing that Kirkuk is an Iraqi city and will remain an integral part of Iraq.

Al-Khazali said in a speech during the ceremony, which was held in Najaf on the anniversary of the founding of the Movement, that the Kurds are deluded by exploiting the current political circumstances, and Kirkuk is an Iraqi city that belongs to all Iraqis, Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds and Turkmen, Christians, Serbians and all denominations.

He added that Iraq lives today a special and unprecedented challenge in its history, it is witnessing a conspiracy to divide it with the participation of politicians from the inside and outside agendas.

Head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani visited Kirkuk yesterday to inspect the Peshmerga forces, which entered it after the withdrawal of the army from them. Barzani announced at a news conference with British Foreign Secretary William Hague in Erbil, on Friday, there was no need to Article 140 of the Constitution after the entry of the Peshmerga forces to the disputed areas.

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