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Sweden-based Kurdish delegation meets Barzani, supports referendum

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani discussed Thursday with Kurdish nationals based in Sweden activities supporting the September 25 independence referendum. 

President of the Kurdistani Group Federation in Sweden, Kaya Ezol,  told Barzani that Kurds in the diaspora support the Kurdistan Region’s referendum and independence process, a statement from Barzani's office said.

New activities including demonstrations will be organized in Sweden, Ezol said.

The delegation asked for international observers to monitor the vote.

Barzani voiced gratitude to the Kurdish delegation, stressing that the goal of the referendum is to reach the independence of the region. 

Baghdad central government announced it rejects the referendum. 

Regional powers including Iran and Turkey also oppose the move.