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Abadi: Kurdistan independence referendum is "illegal"

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi urged politician to stop using vendetta methods which serves only the enemy and defame Iraq's in front of the world.

Parliamentary general election will be held in its date, Abadi asserted during a meeting with the press, calling for parliament to form a new electoral committee.

The prime minister also tackled Kurdistan independence referendum, describing it as "illegal", saying that the federal government won't support, participate or fund it.

He also stressed that the United Nations declared that it will not participate in this referendum without Baghdad's approval.

Kurdistan regional government announced that the referendum is not binding and only aims to know Kurdistan's people opinions on the matter of independence, he further added.

Independence will further Kurdistan's problems, especially as Kurds have splitting opinions about this issue and will deepen Kurdistan's economic crisis.