Iraq MPs vote against Kurdish independence referendum

The government requires to take all steps to protect the unity of Iraq

Reuters September 12, 2017

BAGHDAD, IRAQ: The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to oppose an independence referendum planned by Iraqi Kurdish leaders for later this month prompting a walkout by Kurdish lawmakers.

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Speaker Salim al-Juburi, a Sunni Arab, said the vote required the government to "take all steps to protect the unity of Iraq and open a serious dialogue" with Iraqi Kurdish leaders.


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