Official denies Iraqi PM’s approval with independence referendum for Kurdistan Region
The advisor of the Iraqi premier in Youth Affairs, Ali Al-Attar, denied reports that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has accorded with Kurdistan Region to hold a referendum and ask its people if they want the region to remain as a part of Iraq or become an independent state.

According to Sky Press, Attar told a press conference that Abadi has discussed the issue of the referendum in his latest meeting with a ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) delegation but the sides have failed to reach an accord in this regard.

Abadi told the delegation that all troubles between Erbil and Baghdad can be solved through negotiation and dialogue and according to the Iraqi constitution as the issue of the referendum is not something new, the official stated.

Reporter’s code: 50101

News Code: 15910  |  Date: 2017/05/13  |  Time: 13 : 39

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