Tagged: iraq

Iraq’s Kurds Vow to Vote

Iraq’s Kurds have vowed to hold an independence referendum on Monday (September 25) despite opposition from the government in Baghdad and warnings it could cause unrest across the region. Turkey and Iran fear that...


A Stark Warning for Iraq’s Kurds

Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region’s planned independence referendum results in violence. The country’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made the statement to the Associated Press news agency on Saturday. He...


Iraqi Kurds to Hold Independence Referendum

The parliament of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region approved a plan to hold a referendum on independence on September 25, ignoring Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish opposition as well as US and Western concern that the...