Kurdish move in disputed Iraq province 'dangerous'

New deployments of Kurdish forces in the disputed Kirkuk province in north Iraq are a "dangerous development" and an attempt to reach its oil fields, a top Iraqi general said on Saturday.

"They want to reach (Kirkuk's) oil wells and fields," Staff General Ali Ghaidan Majeed, the commander of Iraqi ground forces, told AFP, adding that the move breached an agreement whereby Kurdish peshmerga forces and Iraqi soldiers would maintain joint checkpoints.