The “victory coalition” in Iraq attacked the Kurdistan Regional Government for “not recognizing” the Army Day, which falls on January 6 of each year.
The coalition led by former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a press statement: “We firmly reject the Kurdistan Region authorities’ move not to recognize the date of January 6 as a holiday for the brave Iraqi army. From the Iraqi state and from its authorities, institutions and sovereignty. “
He added, “The region must stop this behavior that violates the constitution and the requirements of the federal system.”
The victory coalition called on “the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq to reconsider its political and administrative behavior with the federal state, as a basis for unity, coexistence and national sovereignty that is in the interest of all the people of Iraq, despite their religious, national and sectarian diversity.”
Although the federal government in Iraq declared the sixth of January an official holiday on the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of the army, the Kurdistan Regional Government did not disrupt the work of official institutions and did not celebrate this occasion.