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Iraqi Shiites and Sunnis criticize Kurds

By MadMoneyWannabe     Jan 14, 2008 in World
Iraqi Arab lawmakers have joined forces in criticizing what is claimed to be an overreaching by the Kurds. The Kurds are alleging that US-backed minority's take the "go-it-alone" style in oil and other major issues that have threatened national unity.
According to Yahoo News, of the 145 Shiite, Sunni and other legislators have signaled their rejection to Kurdish ambitions in the city of Kirkuk and in negotiating deals with foreign oil companies without including the central government.
According to Osama al-Nijifi, a secular lawmaker, There must be a formula for maintaining the unity of Iraq and the distribution of its wealth. Oil and gas are a national wealth, and we are concerned about those who want to go it alone when it comes to signing deals.
The declaration, not careful enough to mention the Kurdish government by name, created new tensions among Sunni Arab, Shiite, and Kurdish groups. The Kurds have been a key group in the governing coalition and have been a reliable Alli in the Iraqi war.
Since the absence of Saddam Hussein, the group has managed to forge a relationship with the majority of Shiites, but they may change if tensions increase between these groups.
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