September 18, 2017

Iran only recognizes integrated, federal Iraq: Top official

A senior Iranian official warns that any “illegal” separatist move in Iraq would escalate insecurity in the country and across the region, saying that the Islamic Republic only recognizes an integrated and federal Iraqi government.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani made the remarks on Sunday while expressing the Islamic Republic’s opposition to a planned referendum on the independence of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, saying the plan would fail to safeguard the region’s interests. Read more.

PressTV

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- Barzani: Kurd region poll to occur despite opposition - Al Jazeera
- Kurds sacrificed enough for independence, Baghdad won’t stop the referendum - Iraqi Kurdistan PM (video) - RT

- VS fel tegen onafhankelijkheid Iraaks-Koerdistan - RTL

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