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iraq parliament rejects kurdish independence referendum | iraq news

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iraq parliament rejects kurdish independence referendum | iraq news

iraq's parliament has rejected kurdish plans to hold an independence referendum aimed at creating a kurdish state in iraq's northern territory, a legislator announced on tuesday.the resolution, which labelled the ballot due to take place on september 25 a "threat to … the civil peace and regional security", authorises haider al-abadi, iraq's prime minister, to take any measures necessary to preserve iraq's existing borders.a breakdown of the vote was not immediately available."kurdish lawmakers walked out of the session, but the decision to reject the referendum was passed by a majority," mohammed al-karbouli, an iraqi mp, said.can iraq's kurdish region gain independence?prime minister haider al-abadi and other top officials have repeatedly said the referendum would violate iraq's constitution.on tuesday abadi reiterated his position, adding "imposing a fait accompli will not work. we will not allow the partition of iraq"."i call upon the kurdish leadership to come to baghdad and conclude a dialogue," abadi said at a news conference.the iraqi kurdish parliament is expected to meet on thursday for the first time since october 2015 in response to the decision, according to officials.majid shingali, a kurdish legislator, said the vote was not binding and will not be accepted by the 111-member regional legislature."this decision has no value, and we will not implement it," he said.authorities in iraq's kurdish region announced in june this year the decision to...