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Barzani vows to press on with Kurdish referendum, defying Iraq parliament

Barzani vows to press on with Kurdish referendum, defying Iraq parliament - Reuters

Abdullah Gul calls on KRG to give up independence vote

KurdPress - 2017-09-25 14:33
Former Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Sept. 25 called to the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to abandon its independence referendum, which is currently being held across KRG territory, saying it would “cause Arab-Kurdish wars.” ...

Iraq says it's prepared to use force if Kurdish referendum turns violent

Chicago Tribune - 2017-09-17 02:40
Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday. If the Iraqi population is "threatened by t ...

Turkish Ministry warns KRG of paying a price in case referendum held

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish warned Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of paying a price for insisting on holding an independence referendum on Sept. 25, in a foreign ministry statement on Thursday. The statement, which welcomed Iraqi parliament vote that reject ...

Kurdistan to Negotiate Statehood with World after Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-13 21:12
ERBIL— The delegations which were expected to discuss independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region with the regional countries and the West, before holding the vote, will instead negotiate statehood measures with them. In a statement to BasNews on Wed ...

Zalmay Khalilzad says Barzani signals referendum could be postponed

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
ANKARA,— Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad said he has indicated fresh signals given by Massoud Barzani to postpone the referendum on the independence of Kurdistan region of Iraq, set to be held on Sept. 25. During an interview with Haber T ...

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. ...