On Monday, the Iraqi Parliament vowed to send troops to disputed areas in northern Iraq that controlled by Peshmerga forces, a military force of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
“Parliament demands that the head of the army [PM Haider al-Abadi] deploy forces in all of the zones the autonomous region of Kurdistan has taken control of since 2003,” the parliament demanded in a released resolution.
Now, the government is obliged to comply with the resolution if it direclty follows Iraq’s constitution.
Commenting of the risks of hot conflict. the prime minister’s spokesman Saad al-Hadithi told AFP: “If there are clashes in these zones, it will be the job of federal forces to apply the law.”
Earlier on Monday, the KRG started an active phase of the indepdendence referendum in the KRG-held areas, including dipsuted areas like Kirkuk, that was expected to turn the Iraqi region into an independent Kurdish state.