The Iraqi government should delay the relocation of Arabs from the northern city of Kirkuk as the move could prompt inter-ethnic tension and violence, analysts say. On March 29, the Iraqi cabinet endorsed a decision adopted by a governmental committee to relocate and compensate thousands of Arabs who had moved to Kirkuk, about 250 km north of Baghdad, as part of former president Saddam Hussein’s ‘Arabization’ policy, dating back to the 1980s. (IRIN)

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