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KDP denies claims of Iran’s support to get Salih in office

Barham Salih

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has denied the allegations claiming that Iran attempted to help the Kurdish party's candidate to win the position of the president.

In remarks, Mahmoud Mohammed, a spokesperson for the KDP, described the claim as "surprising."

In a televised interview, President's advisor Amir Kanani said that Iran offered 100$ million to help the KDP's nominee win the post of the Iraqi President, but that Tehran failed to do so.

"Without Iran's will, neither you nor the current president would be in your current positions,” Mohammed said.

The two major Kurdish parties, the KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which has always been known for strong and close ties with Iran, had their own nominees for the position of Iraq's president.

Last Modified: Sunday، 10 February 2019 11:39 AM