Iraq referendum : Parliament votes to reject poll on Kurdish independence
Iraqi House of Representatives has voted to reject a poll on Kurdish regional independence.
The parliament urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to take all necessary measures to maintain the unity of Iraq and start a serious dialogue with Kurdistan region to solve the pending issues.
MP of the National Alliance Abbas Al-Bayati said Iraq’s unity is the first reason why many parties rejected the referendum.
The next target of the Iraqi government might be Hawija District in southern Kirkuk Governorate, a referendum at such a time can be harmful for the current situation.
Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum announced earlier that the poll will be held on Sept 25.