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Kurdish MPs shan't attend parl’t sessions before court decision - MP

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Lawmakers shall not allow Kurdish MPs, who have supported Kurdistan Region’s independence vote, to attend parliament’s sessions before the Federal Court decides on the matter, Mansour al-Baiji, a State of Law Coalition MP, revealed Sunday. 

In a press statement, al-Baiji confirmed that all national MPs, who believe in Iraq’s unity and reject its division, shall not allow separatist Kurdish MPs to enter the parliament except when their legal status is clarified.   

Fifteen Kurdish MPs, who have been previously identified by a parliamentary committee, have breached the law and the constitution. They have been involved in a conspiracy to divide Iraq, he noted.

Baiji also urged MPs, regardless of their partisan affiliation, to vote in favor of waiving the immunity of the 15 Kurdish MPs. 

On Saturday, it was reported that all Kurdish MPs will attend the next parliamentary session, upon the request of Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, to discuss the 2018 general state budget.

Earlier, it was reported the decision to waive the immunity of Kurdish MPs, who have taken part in Kurdistan’s independence referendum, will include 20 members. 

Last Modified: Sunday، 12 November 2017 12:36 PM