Mistrust among Iraqis main reason behind tension in disputed regions: PUK official

<p style="text-align: left;">The head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Faction in Iraqi parliament told Kurdpress in an interview that the main reason behind tensions in the Iraqi disputed regions is mistrust among officials in the country.

Jawan Ehsan called for paving the way for fulfilling the Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution and all Iraqi sides, including Kurds, Arabs, Turkmen and Assyrians should welcome putting the article into action.

She further added the October 25, 2017 independence referendum in Kurdistan Region is one of the main reasons behind the current mistrust between officials in Erbil and the Iraqi central government in Baghdad.

The PUK official also underscored that there are disputes among Sunni and Shiite sides in Iraq which has put up a big and serious hurdle on the formation of the Iraqi government led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi.

Ehsan also lashed out at the tension and dispute among Kurds in Baghdad and called the dispute as the main reason behind Kurdish division in the Iraqi capital.

There are criticisms against the Iraq 2019 national budget and the Kurds are one of the main opponents of the budget as the region&rsquo;s share has decreased from 17 percent to 12.64, she added, stressing that the share of the region would not increase anyway.

The PUK official also lashed out at the Iraqi Kurdish Minister of Finance Fuad Hussein for not doing his best to back Kurds share in the national Iraqi budget

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