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Kirkuk’s support for Kurdish independence plan ‘unacceptable,’ Iranian official says

Kirkuk’s support for Kurdish independence plan ‘unacceptable,’ Iranian official says - KurdPress

Leyla Zana Urges UN SG to Support Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-24 23:27
ERBIL — Leyla Zana, a prominent Kurdish lawmaker from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey, urged the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to show support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. ...

Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum Certain to Happen: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:19
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region’s Referendum Council said that they will continue the dialogue with Baghdad over the disputes, reiterating that the independence vote will be held on time. Mohamad Elkhani, a member of Kurdistan’s High Referendum ...

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. ...

Disputed Iraqi province to vote on Kurdish independence

FOX News - 2017-08-29 22:35
The ethnically-mixed Iraqi province of Kirkuk, long claimed by both the central government and the autonomous Kurdish region, has voted to take part in a vote on Kurdish independence slated for next month. ...

US firmly opposes Kurdish independence referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
The US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition, Brett McGurk, said that his country is firmly opposed to the Kurdish independence referendum planned for 25th September in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. ...

US firmly opposes Kurdish independence referendum: official

Aranews - 2017-08-06 04:55
ARA News Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition, said that the United States government is firmly opposed to the Kurdish independence referendum planned for 25th September in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. ”We do not ...

US Congressmen Support Referendum, Call for Kurdish Independence

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-02 02:28
The following article was originally posted in Kurdistan24. WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan24) – Three US Congressman addressed the symposium, “The Kurdistan Region: Strategic US Ally in a Tough Neighborhood” that Kurdistan24 co-sponsored with Th ...

Now best time for Kurdish vote: Kirkuk governor

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
The governor of the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, stated now it is the best time for Kurds n the country to decide their fortune and hold their planned referendum of independence. ...