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US: Kurdish referendum threatens Iraq’s territorial integrity – Middle East Monitor

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Iraqi Kurdish referendum 'historic mistake': Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-09-14 15:32
“Barzani’s referendum decision is a historic mistake. Turkey will follow policies that take Iraq’s territorial integrity as a basis,” Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said about the planned referendum of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq set for September 25 ...

Planned Kurdish Referendum on Independence Unsettles Iraqis, U.S.

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-08-30 18:13
A referendum on Kurdistan’s independence, set for Sept. 25, has Baghdad and Washington concerned over political consequences, and Arabs displaced in fight against Islamic State worried they won’t be allowed to go home. ...

Iraq's Kirkuk province to vote in Kurdish independence referendum

Reuters - 2017-08-29 23:13
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's oil-producing region of Kirkuk will vote in a referendum on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25, its provisional council decided on Tuesday, a move that could increase tension with Arab and Turkmen residents. ...

Three Trillion Dinar from Iraq’s Annual Budget Goes to Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-08-23 15:44
ERBIL — A huge amount of Iraq’s annual budget has been allocated to the Shi’ite Arab militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi since its formation back in 2014, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament said. “Hashd al-Shaabi receives a total fund of three trilli ...

Russian ambassador to Iraq: ‘We Support Iraqi Territorial Integrity’

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 23:00
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia supports Iraq’s territorial integrity and calls on Baghdad and the government of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan to begin dialogue on all disputable topics and agree on mutually acceptable principles and forms of coexistence, ...