Iraq PM demands annulment not freeze of Kurd independence vote

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Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil, Erbil Governorate, Iraq Published: Oct 26, 2017, 07:48 AM(IST)

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"We will accept nothing but the annulment of the referendum"- Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday that he would accept only the annulment of a Kurdish vote for independence, not the freeze that Kurdish leaders have offered.

"We will accept nothing but the annulment of the referendum and respect for the constitution," Abadi said in a statement released by his Baghdad office as he holds talks in neighbouring Iran.

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