Bei der Kontrollerlangung von Kirkuk und Teilen der Provinz durch irakische Truppen (Armee und Milizen) gab es kaum Gefechte und militärische Zusammenstöße. Iranische Kommandeure waren und sind offenbar vor Ort und es wurde zwischen den irakischen PMF und den Peschmerga Deals erreicht. So, daß dann die glorreiche irakischen Armee (nicht zu verwechseln mit der mächtigen PMF) in Kirkuk die Flagge hiessen konnte.
Kurdish MP says Iran-backed deal reached to avoid clash in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) An Iranian-backed deal has been reached between Iraqi paramilitary leaderships and Kurdish Peshmerga troops to avoid clash and share power in Kirkuk province, a Kurdish parliamentarian said Tuesday.
Masoud Haider, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s finance committee, said on Facebook that a deal was reached between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Popular Mobilization Forces
to end the military tensions in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.Iraqi government forces, backed by PMF
, have been taking over major government facilities, military bases and oil fields in Kirkuk as part of a plan to recapture Kurdish-held areas adopted after Kurdistan Region’s September vote for independence from Iraq. The government forces’ movements were largely unresisted as Peshmerga troops left their positions, according to reports.According to Haider, the deal was reached between Pavel Talabani, Peshmerga commander in Kirkuk, and PMF senior leader Hadi al-Ameri. It was achieved under the auspices of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and the head of the َQuds Corps at the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Suleimani.
Based on the deal, Kirkuk could see a split into two regions, with the Iraqi and Kurdish governments sharing administration of its precincts, but with vital facilities, such as the K1 military base, oil fields and the airport, under the federal government’s command.https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/kurd ... sh-kirkuk/
How Iran helped Baghdad seize back Kirkuk
Around 8 p.m. on Oct. 15, an Iranian general from the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) accompanied by Iraqi Commanders Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Hadi al-Ameri sat down with the Kurdish commanders in Kirkuk. The IRGC commander, known only by his surname, Eqbalpour, who works closely with Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani, told the Kurds to give up the city peacefully. “If you resist, we will crush you and you will lose everything,” the general warned the peshmerga commanders, a source with intimate knowledge of the meeting told Al-Monitor.
The Iranian commander took out a map of the area and spread it out in front of his Kurdish counterparts. “This is our military plan. We will hit you tonight from three points — here, here and here,” the Quds Force officer stated, and then left the meeting with his entourage.
Just after midnight, in the early hours of Oct. 16, the Iraqis attacked from the points that the Iranian general had identified, and by 8 p.m. — despite fierce resistance by some of the peshmerga — the Iraqis were taking over the city as Kurdish officials and commanders fled. Three peshmerga sources, including two majors, were adamant that they had seen Persian-speaking soldiers wearing the uniforms of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) alongside the Iraqis.
There is no doubt that the Kurdish leadership is guilty of monumental miscalculations by pushing ahead with an ill-timed referendum. But given the reactions to their policies, both Washington and Tehran are likely to come to regret humiliating the Kurdish public in years to come
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Was für eine Magie entfaltet das Team Trump in dieser Sache? TV-Star Trump will "neutral" bleiben.
Der iranische Generalstabschef war vor kurzem in Ankara. Daraufhin Erdogan in Teheran. Man wird dort natürlich über Dinge gesprochen haben, die weit über die Frage der KRG, des Iraks hinausgehen. Aber sicher wird auch das Unabhängigkeitsreferendum eine Rolle gespielt haben. Bagdad hat kein Interesse an den Entwicklungen. Mit dem Iran an der Seite und mit ähnlichen Interessen der Türkei war zu erwarten, daß gehandelt wird. Team Trump, eine Hilfe für die Kurden?
Bei der Ansage weiß man in Bagdad, Teheran und Ankara was man zu tun hat. Wird Trump etwa doch zum Politiker oder gar zu einem von ihm gescholtenen Obama in der Region? Es sah ja manchmal so aus, als ob Washington und Teheran einen modus vivendi finden könnten. Bisher dröhnt Trump zwar, aber handeln tut er nicht.