UN calls for easing of tensions on Kurdish referendum

‘Yes’ vote wins by 93 percent in illegitimate referendum in northern Iraq 

UN calls for easing of tensions on Kurdish referendum

World Bulletin / News Desk

The UN on Wednesday urged a cooling of tensions after Kurds in northern Iraq voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Baghdad in an illegitimate referendum.

"We are aware of the rising tensions as a result of the referendum in Iraq," Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, told reporters in New York.

"We would like to see all parties do what they can to dial down the tensions," he added.

Almost 93 percent of those who took part in the referendum Monday voted in favor of regional independence, according to preliminary results released Wednesday..

Baghdad, meanwhile, has consistently said the referendum constituted a violation of Iraq's Constitution.

 

Last Mod: 28 Eylül 2017, 11:51
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