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US Asks Iraq’s Kurds to Delay Vote on Independence

The USA has actually asked Iraq’s Kurds to hold off a vote on the independence of their self-governing Kurdish area, prepared for Sept. 25, the Kurdish presidency claimed.

UNITED STATE Assistant of State Rex Tillerson made the demand Friday, throughout a telephone call with the head of state of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Federal government, Massoud Barzani.

The United States State Division claimed in June it was worried that the mandate will certainly sidetrack from “a lot more immediate top priorities” such as the loss of Islamic State militants.

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” On the concern of the post ponement of the mandate, the Head of state (Barzani) mentioned that individuals of the Kurdistan Area would certainly anticipate assurances and also choices for their future,” claimed the declaration released by the Kurdish presidency after Tillerson’s telephone call, offering no additional information on the Kurdish leader’s response to the United States demand.

The USA and also various other Western countries are worried that the vote can become an additional local flashpoint.

Turkey, Iran and also Syria, which along with Iraq have large Kurdish populaces, all oppose an independent Kurdistan.

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