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Kurdish parliament rejects all of Baghdad’s decisions taken against referendum

General view of the Kurdistan Parliament meeting in Erbil, Iraq September 15, 2107. (Reuters)

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s parliament has held a session on Saturday rejected the decisions taken by the central government of Iraq and its parliament against the recent referendum on Kurdish independence.

The Kurdistan parliament stressed that these decisions do not apply to the Kurdistan region without their approval.

This came during the meeting held by the Kurdish parliament in the presence of 62 members out of 111, in response to the decisions of the Iraqi government and parliament after the Kurdish referendum on secession.

Majority of parliament voted on a set of resolutions, including supporting the provincial government in rejecting Baghdad’s decisions.

Iraq’s parliament and government took a number of decision against the KRG, including retaking its borders of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah from the provisional government.

The Kurdish parliament said that closure of land and air borders were not within the powers of the federal government.

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Last Update: Sunday, 1 October 2017 KSA 23:22 - GMT 20:22
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