KRG Interior Minister Renews Call for Implementation of Sinjar Agreement
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KRG Interior Minister Renews Call for Implementation of Sinjar Agreement

ERBIL — The Interior Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Rebar Ahmed, has renewed a call for the implementation of the Sinjar Agreement to help stabilizing the situation in the Yezidi-populated area.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Minister Ahmed explained that there has been no progress in putting the agreement into effect due to the fact that the armed groups and militias remain in control of Sinjar and reluctant to leave.

In Sinjar, the Iran-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and the armed groups affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), are in charge, which itself has become a source of destabilization.

The Kurdish minister asked for the United Nations’ support and the cooperation of the federal government of Iraq to implement the Sinjar Agreement.

Asked about the recent attacks on Erbil International Airport, Ahmed said Erbil, Baghdad, and the Global Coalition are now working closely together to ensure that no such attacks would happen in the future. However, he did not reveal any specific plans.