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 Kurdistan opposition issues statement against new KRG National Security Council

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Kurdistan opposition issues statement against new KRG National Security Council  12.7.2012 

July 12, 2012

ERBIL-Hewlęr, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — All the opposition parties in the Kurdistan Region will do their best to take the legal and civil measures in order to dissolve the newly founded "illegal" Kurdistan Security Council and to invalidate its law.

The announcement came in a joint statement by Gorran (Change) Movement, Kurdistan Islamic Union, Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) and Kurdistan Future Party (KFP).

The statement pointed the finger at the two ruling parties, the Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for enforcing a law "with a national dimension which required political and national consensus."

The opposition forces stress that they will oppose the Security Council and its law "until the law is ratified by a general consensus inside Kurdistan Parliament so that it reflects a national not a partisan foundation."

The statement said that the bill for Kurdistan Security Council was ratified disregarding the boycott by the opposition forces which in itself was a reflection of the public protests and opposition to the bill.

Two days ago the Security Council was officially announced. It comprises the Asayish (security) and intelligence foundations which were established by KDP and PUK years ago.

"These partisan organizations are not organized by any laws," opposition statement said "at the same time the president of the region is authorized to add new intelligence foundations to the [Security] Council."

It continued "a council with such vast and absolute authorities without being monitored by parliament is a hazardous sign which shows the authority aspires for a unilateral inclination."

I t added such an authority will seriously work to lead the government towards non-democracy and police state.

The new council is run by Security Adviser Masrour Barzani,www.ekurd.net son of Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani. He is assigned the rank of a minister.

His deputy is PUK's Khasraw Gul, also assigned the rank of a minister. KPD Ismat Argoshi is Gul's deputy.

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