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WAR: Shiites, Kurds Reach Deal for Iraq Government

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posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 01:37 PM
Iraq's main Shiite party and the Kurds have reached a agreement that will have both parties partner in a new coalition government. This ensures that a new government will be in place when the Iraqi national Assembly convenes next week. Concessions were made to the Kurds regarding territory in be included in thier region.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's main Shiite party and a Kurdish bloc have reached a deal that sets the stage for a new government to be formed when the National Assembly convenes next week, officials from both sides said Thursday.

The deal calls for the government to begin discussion on the return of about 100,000 Kurds to the oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk and talks about redrawing existing Kurdish regions to include the city in Iraq's new constitution.

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The Kurds should be congratulated for playing thier hand well. No doubt many longed for thier own statehood, but that may have been politically unattainable. However, they played the best hand with the cards that were dealt tot hem, voted, and now have a major say in the future government of Iraq. It will be interesting to see the new government take shape.

posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 01:57 PM
The Kurds are going to try and grab land and it will be the land with the most oil on it. If they ever do issue a declaration of Independence it would create major problems in Iraq as that will be the loss of much of Iraq's income.

Here's a map showing the Kurdish ares:

Here's the oilfield map:

That's the majority of Iraq's oil.

[edit on 10-3-2005 by AceOfBase]

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