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MP: disputes among Kurdistan leaders hinder independence referendum

Massoud Barzani

Severe disputes erupted among Kurdistan leaders that may prevent holding the Kurdistan independence referendum, MP Abd al-Karim al-Naqib of al-Mowaten bloc said on Wednesday.

In a press statement, al-Naqib said that Kurdistan borders demarcation is considered a controversial issue among Kurdish leaders.

When asked about annexing Kirkuk to Kurdistan, al-Naqib said that Kirkuk is an Iraqi governorate where all ethnicities live in harmony and peace.

Al-Naqib also called for the Iraqi government to trigger Article 140 to solve disputes between Baghdad and Kurdistan.

Tensions have recently escalated for raising Kurdistan's flag over governmental buildings in Kirkuk governorate.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 10 May 2017 10:01 PM
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