Iraqi MP Wants to See Barzani Stand on Trial for Treason Charges

Iraqi MP Wants to See Barzani Stand on Trial for Treason Charges

TEHRAN (FNA)- A leading Iraqi opposition MP called for trying President of Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government Masoud Barzani on charges of treason and colluding with Turkey in its recent military aggression against Iraq.

“Barzani has helped the Turkish occupying forces to enter Iraq,” Hanan Fatlawi, the head of the opposition Irada Movement, said.

She reiterated that the Turkish forces had entered Northern Iraq with the advance knowledge and consent of the KRG.

Fatlawi said that Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Fereydoun Sinirlioglu who recently visited Iraq has acknowledged that Barzani had given a green light to Turkey to send its troops to Northern Iraq.

“If the Iraqi government wants to protect Iraq’s national sovereignty, it should begin with Barzani’s trial on charges of treason and cooperation with the Turkish occupiers,” she added.

Last week, Turkey dispatched its battalion of hundreds of soldiers to an area near the city of Mosul in Nineveh province on the pretext of providing military training to the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.

Last Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gave Turkey 24 hours to withdraw its troops from Iraq to avoid the matter being reviewed by the UN Security Council. Turkey has refused to do so.

Iraq’s popular forces had vowed to strike at Turkish troops and Ankara’s interests if the latter continued to ignore calls for immediate pullout from Northern Iraq.

Last night, Head of Iraq’s Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri warned that his forces will strike and destroy Turkey’s aggressive troops deployed in Northern Iraq.

“The Iraqi popular and security forces can raze the Turkish troops from the face of the earth completely,” Ameri said on Sunday.

Eventually, the Turkish army retreated part of its troops from Northern Iraq early on Monday.

Reports said on Monday that the Turkish military began their withdrawal from Iraq’s territory at 5 in the morning.

Member of the Iraqi parliament Salem Al-Shabak announced that Turkish troops withdrew from Zalkan military camp.

The withdrawal of Turkish forces was reached as an agreement between the central government in Baghdad and Kurdistan’s regional government, sources told FNA.

“Only Turkish advisers and technicians will remain at the military base as per the agreement,” the reports said.

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