Iraq: Kurdish Parliament supports referendum vote despite Baghdad's opposition

People were seen celebrating in the regional capital of Erbil, on Friday, as the Iraqi Kurdish Parliament approved plans to hold an independence referendum vote on Monday, September 25. Footage shows Kurdish Iraqis carrying the flag of Iraqi Kurdistan and writing well wishes on a placard in the shape of the region that they want to be autonomous from Baghdad. The Iraqi government has opposed... Еще the referendum measure and has maintained that such a vote «lacks legal implications and [is] a threat to the unity of Iraq.»

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