Kurdistan Regional Government offers to freeze referendum results – statement


 Reuters International

An Iraqi Kurdish man holds a Kurdish flag in Erbil, Iraq October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari


CAIRO (Reuters) – The Kurdistan Regional Government in a statement early on Wednesday offered to freeze the results of an earlier referendum on independence as part of an offer to defuse the crisis with the Iraqi central government in Baghdad.

The statement also called for an immediate ceasefire and a halt to all military operations in the northern region. The KRG called for an open dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad based on the country’s constitution.

(Reporting by Hesham Hajali, editing by G Crosse)

SOURCE:   https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/kurdistan-regional-government-offers-to-freeze-referendum-results—statement/43623248

Categories: Arab World, Asia, Iraq, Kurdistan, Kurds

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