Friday, July 17, 2009

Islamic Party MP resigns from the party, forms own bloc.

Accord Front MP Nour-Iddin al-Hiyali announced his resignation from the Islamic Party and the formation of a new political body; the United National Assembly of Nineveh.
Al-Hiyali told reporters that “The Assembly consists of Arab and Kurdish political and tribal powers” adding that the goal is “to preserve the unity of Nineveh province”. He pointed out that the reason this Assembly was created was “to confront the expansionist plots of Kurdish authorities to annex parts of Nineveh to Kurdistan region”.

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