Iraqi-Kurdish Autonomy Agreement of 1970
Iraqi-Kurdish Autonomy Agreement of 1970 (or the Iraqi-Kurdish peace talks) was an agreement, which the Iraqi government and the Kurds reached in March 1970, in the aftermath of the First Kurdish-Iraqi War, for the creation of an Autonomous Region, consisting of the three Kurdish governorates and other adjacent districts that have been determined by census to have a Kurdish majority. The plan also gave Kurds representation in government bodies, to be implemented in four years. For its time it was the most serious attempt to resolve the long-running Kurdish-Iraqi conflict.
Despite this, the Iraqi government embarked on an Arabization program in the oil rich regions of Kirkuk and Khanaqin in the same period. Eventually, the peace plan for the Kurdish autonomy had failed, reerupting into the Second Kurdish-Iraqi War in 1974, thus escalating the Kurdish-Iraqi conflict.
- G.S. Harris, Ethnic Conflict and the Kurds, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, pp.118–120, 1977
- "Introduction : GENOCIDE IN IRAQ: The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds (Human Rights Watch Report, 1993)". Hrw.org. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
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