Kurdistan region offers to freeze independence vote, engage in talks with Baghdad

CAIRO/BAGHDAD - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) offered on Wednesday to put an independence referendum on hold as part of efforts to end the military confrontation with Iraqi forces, and resolve the crisis with the central government in Baghdad through dialogue.


"The fighting between the two sides will not produce a victory for any, it will take the country to total destruction," said the KRG in a statement.


"We make the following proposal to the government and Iraqi and international public opinion: 1- immediate ceasefire (..) 2- freezing the results of the referendum (..) 3- starting an open dialogue with the federal government based on the Iraqi Constitution," it said.



פרסום ראשון: 10.25.17, 08:19