Opposition to new province in Ninewa plateau

 NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi Justice and Reform Movement announced today that it rejects the formation of a province in the Ninewa plateau, warning that this step may divide the country.

Sheikh Abdullah al-Yawar, the group’s secretary general, told Aswat al-Iraq that “we reject such calls as it is a division of Iraq.”

The Chaldean – Syriac – Assyrian political gatherings, consisting of 14 parties and political entities, held talks with other Iraqi blocs on the formation of a new province in the Ninewa plateau.

“All the speakers do not represent the public opinion.
The Christians have lived in the area for the longest length of time, so they should have a greater role in building and protecting our province,” he confirmed.

“We warned last April against attempts to divide Ninewa.We held several seminars and conferences in this regard,” he added.