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Kurds accuse Baghdad of refusing dialogue


© AFP | Iraqi Kurdish premier Nechirvan Barzani addresses a conference in Arbil on November 27, 2017

ARBIL (IRAQ) (AFP) – Iraqi Kurdish premier Nechirvan Barzani on Monday accused Iraq’s central government of refusing to open a dialogue even though the Kurds had bowed its opposition to their September independence vote.”We think the problems between Baghdad and Arbil should be resolved through serious dialogue and not via the media, but so far Baghdad is not ready for dialogue,” he said at a news conference in the Kurdish regional capital, Arbil. 232 more words

'We don't trust Americans any more': Roadblock on Kurdish quest for independence in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq — Solemn protesters holding aloft Kurdish flags surrounded the U.S. embassy and UN consulate here over the weekend, while a man scaled the walls of the Iranian embassy to tear down its flag. 568 more words