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Kurds are under heavy pressure to call off referendum: official

Kurds are under heavy pressure to call off referendum: official

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 10:52
The chief of Kurdistan Region Referendum and Election Commission has stated that the Kurdish leaders of the region are under heavy pressure from world powers to call off their planned referendum set for September 25. ...
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Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

Washington Times - 2017-09-25 09:06
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats - a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendu ...

Iran Stepping up Pressure on PUK to Call Off the Referendum in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-23 15:31
KIRKUK — The Commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC), Qassem Soleimani has reportedly once again visited some officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to convince them to put off the planned independence r ...

Kurdish delegation to visit Baghdad ahead of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 12:04
A delegation from the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad within the following two days to hold another discussion over pending disputes and the imminent independence referendum of the region, set for September 25. ...

Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

FOX News - 2017-09-19 04:14
Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. ...

High Referendum Council says process of independence vote to continue

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 11:04
High Referendum Council of the Kurdistan Region has stated that the process of referendum on independence of the region will continue, few days after representatives from U.N., U.S., U.K., Germany and France suggested alternatives to postpone referendum. ...

Referendum Council Reiterates Independence Vote Will Be Held as Scheduled

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— The Senior Referendum Council of the Kurdistan Region declared on Sunday that Kurdistan Region will go ahead with its imminent independence referendum, set for September 25. The members of the council convened Sunday evening. Kurdistan Region Pres ...

White House urges Kurdistan Region to call of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
The White House has said the plan for an independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region later this month distracts from efforts to defeat the Islamic State (IS) and urged Kurdish leaders to call off the vote. ...