Talabani disputed territories bill draws criticism

A bill drafted by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani that aims to redraw the borders of areas disputed between Kurds and Arabs is likely to face challenges in Parliament but could gain the support of a key Shia ally, Kurdish MPs say. The bill, which was sent to Parliament in early November, redraws the boundaries of […]

Salam Saadi reports for Rudaw:

A bill drafted by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani that aims to redraw the borders of areas disputed between Kurds and Arabs is likely to face challenges in Parliament but could gain the support of a key Shia ally, Kurdish MPs say.

The bill, which was sent to Parliament in early November, redraws the boundaries of provinces that were changed by Saddam Hussein’s regime after his Baath party took power in 1968.