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Kurdistan Region Gov't to meet Sunday over 'unjust' state budget

Shiites, Sunnis passed the budget while Kurds boycotted the session

The Kurdistan Region cabinet will meet Sunday to discuss the ratification of the 2018 state budget that decreased the KRG share from 17% to 12.6%.


Also, the meeting is due to discuss the recent crisis between Erbil and Baghdad that erupted following the Sept. 25 independence referendum that gave a overwhelming YES for an independent Kurdistan. 


On Saturday, On Saturday, Iraqi federal parliament approved the 2018 state budget with the KRG getting only a 12.64 percent share of it.


Kurdish MPs called on the KRG to withdraw from all political activities in Iraq immediately.

They also called on the Kurdish Iraqi President Fuad Masum to resign and leave Baghdad's green zone and return to Kurdistan.

MP Masoud Haider from Gorran Movement said, "There is a political will to eternalize the economic embargo on the Kurdistan Region and neglect Kurdish demands".

Haider added that "all choices are on the table" for the Kurdish parties. 

"It is impossible to build a country of citizenship through marginalization...There is a political will to prolong the salaries problem, it's high time for all political powers to study all choices," he added. 

"We either remain a part of the federal state or take a decision relevant to the current conditions in the region," he said.