Iraq supports transfer


BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government has endorsed a decision to relocate and compensate thousands of Arabs who moved to the northern city of Kirkuk as part of Saddam Hussein’s campaign to push out the Kurds, the justice minister said Saturday. The decision was a major step toward solidifying the status of the disputed oil-rich city.

Those who choose to leave will be paid about $15,000 and given land in their former hometowns.

Turkey and the Sunnis are very unhappy. This means that the Shiites and the Kurds have decided to include oil-rich Kirkup in Kurdistan.

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March 31, 2007 | Comments Off on Iraq supports transfer

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