ana-air canadia-bank Silk-air nissan acleda cab-bank

Kurds told to cancel poll result

Reuters / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani gestures after casting his vote in the Kurdish independence referendum. AFP

BAGHDAD/ERBIL (Reuters) – Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi demanded yesterday that Kurdish authorities “cancel” the outcome of the independence referendum in northern Iraq, as
a condition for dialogue to resolve an escalating crisis. In a speech to parliament, Mr Abadi renewed his ultimatum to Masoud Barzani’s Kurdistan Regional Government  to hand over control of international airports by tomorrow or face a ban on direct international flights to the Kurdish region. People in northern Iraq voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence in Monday’s non-binding referendum. Any idea of secession is opposed by the governments in Iraq, Turkey and Iran. The US pressed Kurdish leaders to call off the poll. “We won’t have a dialogue about the referendum outcome,” Mr Abadi said. “If they want to start talks, they must cancel the referendum and its outcome.”

Related Posts

Previous Article

Russia to destroy chemical weapons

Next Article

Official expelled over Nazi relics