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Internationals arrive in Kurdistan to observe independence voting

Internationals arrive in Kurdistan to observe independence voting

The referendum is opposed by the Iraqi central government in Baghdad as well as the neighbouring countries of Turkey and Iran, besides major worldwide powers. Kousha wrote that with the Islamic State in retreat, the vote could plunge Iraq into more war, especially over the fate of disputed Kirkuk, which is controlled by the Kurds and also has significant Arab and Turkmen populations.

He said Turkey would no longer provide "military training support for the [Kurdish] Peshmerga forces", adding Ankara would from now on be engaging primarily with the Baghdad administration.

But Barzani said the Kurds' "partnership with Baghdad" since the ouster of dictator Saddam Hussein in a 2003 US-led invasion had failed.

"Let's see where - and through which channels - will they sell their oil".

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The Iraqi government "requests neighboring counties and the countries of the world to deal with the Iraqi federal government exclusively (with regards to) ports and oil", read a statement from the prime minister's national security council released Sunday night.

The US State Department warned the Kurds last week that "holding the referendum in disputed areas is particularly provocative and destabilizing".

"We will take those steps with regard to air space, and how the border gates will be governed", he said.

However, the Iraqi government has called the referendum unconstitutional.

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The foreign ministry in Tehran said its land border with Iraqi Kurdistan remained opened however, reversing an earlier statement.

Along with Baghdad, Turkey, the US, Iran and the United Nations have all spoken out against the poll, saying it will only distract from the ongoing fight against Daesh and further destabilize the region. CHP to advice gov't on KRG referendum Kılıçdaroğlu, in the meeting, hinted at the CHP's future plans regarding the referendum, saying that in the event that the referendum goes ahead, the main opposition would continue to give advices to the government.

"We stress again that we will take all measures arising from global law and the Turkish parliament's authority in the face of every kind of threat to our national security in Iraq generally", it said.

He however said the vote was "not for defining borders or imposing a fait accompli".

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Without Collins' vote, Republicans would not have the 50 votes needed to repeal the ACA, better known as Obamacare. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Friday that she's leaning against the bill .

As voting started, Turkey said it does not recognize the referendum and will view its results as null and void.


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