Coalition commander warns about negative impacts of referendum
The commander of the U.S.-led international coalition to fight against the Islamic State (IS) Stephen Twonsend warned that the planned referendum of Kurdistan Region would harm the coalitions fight against the IS in Iraq and Syria as it would spark debates and controversies.

The commander stated that the referendum is a threat to the anti-IS war against the group which was defeated in Mosul, its self-called caliphate in Iraq, three days ago.

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and a number of political party leaders decided on June 7 to hold a referendum of independence on September 25 to ask the people of the region if they want to remain in Iraq or have their own independent state.

Barzani is currently on a Europe tour to discuss the issue with European officials.

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News Code: 16454  |  Date: 2017/07/12  |  Time: 14 : 47

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