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Agreement On Sinjar

“We hope that this agreement will be implemented in a way that will restore the Iraqi authorities` control in Sinjar, eradicate the isis [Islamic State] terrorist organizations and the PKK and expand them in the region, as well as the safe return of Yazidis and other residents of the region, who have been subjected to severe repression and persecution, first of Daesh, then of the PKK, in their countries of origin. “read a statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Friday`s agreement was hailed by the UN mission as an “important first step in the right direction” for the district witnessing the genocide perpetrated by the Islamic State against Yazidis in 2014. Since the defeat of the extremist group, Yazidi survivors continue to face extreme security obstacles, insufficient governance and a lack of basic precautions. Barzani said: “Baghdad and Erbil have agreed to cooperate to resolve all issues related to security, governance and service delivery in Sinjar, in accordance with the terms of the agreement.” This was partly a decision to appease Turkey, which led to the inclusion in the agreement of a clause stating that the PKK and its allies would play no role in the region. While the Iraqi government would have the right to demand that any non-Iraqi leave The Crowd, banning an Iraqi member simply prioritizes outside interests over those of local residents. Similarly, the decision to appoint a local security force of twenty-five hundred people “in direct coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government”. For sinjar residents, it would be comparable to allowing the KDP to train Sinjar`s security forces, such as offering China a veto over Taiwanese army personnel or instructing Russia to allow any officer in the Polish army. No official position from Iran on the deal has been taken. It is striking, however, that the agreement came shortly after the Turkish-Iranian summit, held by videoconference, at which both sides pledged to cooperate in confronting the PKK and Kurdish forces linked to it. While the Iranians do not approve of the deal, they will most likely push the PMC to oppose the withdrawal from Sinjar and they could work to thwart its implementation. In this context, it is striking to note that many pro-Iranian factions have intensified their critical discourse towards the KRG and expressed dissatisfaction with the rapprochement between the Kurds and the Kadhimi government, considering that this is an attempt by Kadhimi to build political alliances that would help him remain in office after the next elections.

The agreement, signed on October 9, aims to normalize security and governance in Sinjar and create a new police force in the northwestern region, still in a state of recovery from the ISLAMIC State group`s attack in 2014. The agreement reached on October 9, 10, 2020, between Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on the Sinjar district of Nineh Governorate, it was described as “historic” because it paves the way for the return to normalcy in the district for the first time since its liberation from the Daesh (IS) organization. and ends the influence of Shia militias and the Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK) in the district. . . .

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