tinyfav.com
tinyfav.com September 23, 2017


United Kingdom 'does not support' referendum in northern Iraq

17 September 2017, 01:01 | Percy Christensen

US Special Envoy: Kurdish Referendum Could Undermine Fight Against IS

Envoy to the Global anti-ISIS Coalition Brett Mc Gurk and Kirkuk Governor Nakmaldin Karim pose for

Earlier on Friday, the Iraqi Kurdish parliament approved a plan to hold a referendum on independence on September 25.

"The United States has repeatedly emphasized to the leaders of the Kurdistan Regional Government that the referendum is distracting from efforts to defeat ISIS and stabilize the liberated areas".

The parliament session was the first held since the legislature was suspended almost two years ago, though only 68 of 111 lawmakers attended due to a boycott by the main opposition movement Gorran.

The Kurdish Regional Government is embroiled in long-standing disputes with the federal government over oil exports, budget payments and control of ethnically divided areas.

But Kurdish region President Masud Barzani has said the vote is necessary because "all other bids" to secure full Kurdish rights "have failed". Late last month, Kirkuk's provincial council voted to take part in the referendum.

Gorran, the main opposition movement to Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), boycotted the parliament session in Erbil.

Arsenal v Koln - Probable lineups
Asked whether Wilshere will start against the Germans, he said: "I don't give the team out today - I will give it out tomorrow". Manchester United won the Europa League last season to qualify for this year's Champions League.

West 2017 military drills kick off in Russia, Belarus
NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg earlier this month called on Russian Federation to "be fully transparent". There is also unease in Kiev, and Ukraine is now conducting its own military exercises.

Manchester City hit by latest Kompany calf blow
If this display is anything to go by, Pep may have just found the last piece of the City jigsaw that he so desperately needs. Raheem Sterling and Skrtel put them 2-0 up only for David Silva and Glen Johnson's own goal to level things after the break.

The non-binding referendum will see residents in provinces controlled by the KRG vote on independence from Iraq.

"To date, we have not received an alternative that can replace the referendum, the alternative that we wanted was not offered", he said.

Ankara, which has warned the referendum would come at a "cost", has close economic and political relations with the KRG and Barzani.

"We will announce our plan regarding the KRG referendum after the National Security Council meeting on September 22", Erdoğan said, adding that KRG leader Masoud Barzani's was "very, very wrong".

The referendum has been opposed by Baghdad because it would threaten the integrity of Iraq and would distract the ongoing fight against Islamic State militant group by Iraqi forces.

Germany also renewed its opposition to the unilateral independence referendum. Supporters of the referendum argue Kurds deserve their own state after fighting IS and facing years of oppression at the hands of governments in Baghdad, including gassing and ethnic cleansing under former dictator Saddam Hussein.



Other News

Trending Now

Horsham man helps rescue effort in aftermath of Hurricane Irma
Anguilla , Turks and Caicos , and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are among 14 British overseas territories in the Caribbean. Dutch King Willem-Alexander was due to visit the Dutch side of Saint Martin on Monday, the palace said in a statement.

'FIFA 18' demo version now available for download
Although an official retail price has yet been revealed by EA Sports, rumors tout that it will sell at $60/£45/AU$59. Feel free to get the Xbox demo from the Microsoft Xbox Store , or the PS4 demo from the PlayStation Store .

Mexico, Hit by Its Own Disasters, Can't Help Texas After All
The government estimates that some 2.5 million people are in need of aid, and survivors are still waiting for help in some areas. Mexico, which sent brigades to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, first offered to send help to Texas on August 27, when Mr.

Jennifer Lawrence relied on the Kardashians during movie shoot
Jennifer Lawrence attended the NY premiere of her new film " Mother! " at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday evening. When asked what she'd do during the hiatus, the actress answered, "I don't know" with a laugh.

Beckham practices on limited basis, closer to playing
You're going to get coached up and there's things we can clean up, for sure, but you can't get defensive, can't get sensitive. Eli Manning was missing his best option in his 200th consecutive start for the New York Giants .

Google may unveil Pixel 2 on October 4
The company did the same thing a year ago with a large silhouette of the Pixel device that was spotted in New York City. It is worth noting that Google a year ago also launched its Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2 smartphones on October 4.

Trump invites 11-year-old boy to mow Rose Garden lawn
Because to his right could be seen a young boy mowing the White House lawn , accompanied by two men. Even though I'm only 10, I'd like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for.

Destiny 2's Highly Anticipated 'Leviathan' Raid is Now Live
After being met with several bugs and errors, players are now able to play without worry of their game crashing for the most part. Bungie has recently detailed when to expect cherished Destiny 2 events like Trials and the arrival of Exotic vendor Xur.

I believe in "the First Amendment and boobs"
Former ESPN editor Keith Reed called the comment irrelevant and said it "shouldn't be brought up here", The Daily Caller noted . You believe in the First Amendment and b-double-o-b-s?" "This is done.

Land Rover Discovery SVX unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show
While even an M1A1 Abrams tank can get stuck off-road , it's going to take a lot to stop the Discovery SVX. A new model line will join the Land Rover Discovery range, called the SVX.