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Iraqi parliament votes against Kurdish independence referendum

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Baghdad, Iraq - Recent
1. Street views in Baghdad, pedestrians
2. Various of cameramen, reporters, interviewees
3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abbas al-Bayati, Iraqi MP of National Alliance:
"We believe the referendum is against the constitution and illegal. Now the Council of Representatives of Iraq has reached a decision that the referendum in Kurdish area or other disputed territories is biased and illegal. Also, the Iraqi people, the people in Kurdish areas and the international community are all against the referendum, against splitting any part of Iraq. They hope to safeguard the unity of Iraq."
4. Video camera
5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abbas al-Bayati, Iraqi MP of National Alliance (partially overlaid with shot 6):
"The referendum will have negative impact both internally and externally. Internally, our fight against the extremist groups has not ended yet. The referendum will impact on our next move against the extremists. Moreover, it will jeopardize security and stability in the region. The referendum may lead to the split of not only Iraq, but other neighboring countries as they have similar political and social situations."
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6. Logo of Council of Representatives of Iraq
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7. Video camera
8. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abbas al-Bayati, Iraqi MP of National Alliance:
"The Kurdish think when the fight against extremists is coming close to an end, it is a good opportunity to reshape the political landscape and grab more interests, win quicker development than the federal government, or even independence."
9. Various of street views in Baghdad, traffic flows

Storyline


Iraqi House of Representatives voted Tuesday to reject a poll on Kurdish regional independence, local media reported.

The parliament urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to take all necessary measures to maintain the unity of Iraq and start a serious dialogue with Kurdistan region to solve the pending issues.

"We believe the referendum is against the constitution and illegal. Now the Council of Representatives of Iraq has reached a decision that the referendum in Kurdish area or other disputed territories is biased and illegal. Also, the Iraqi people, the people in Kurdish areas and the international community are all against the referendum, against splitting any part of Iraq. They hope to safeguard the unity of Iraq," said Abbas al-Bayati, MP of the National Alliance.

Al-Bayati said Iraq's unity is the first reason why many parties rejected the referendum. Also the referendum may cast shadow upon the ongoing war against extremist groups. The next target of the Iraqi government might be Hawija District in southern Kirkuk Governorate, a referendum at such a time can do nothing but harm for the current situation.

"The referendum will have negative impact both internally and externally. Internally, our fight against the extremist groups has not ended yet. The referendum will impact on our next move against the extremists. Moreover, it will jeopardize security and stability in the region. The referendum may lead to the split of not only Iraq, but other neighboring countries as they have similar political and social situations," said al-Bayati.

Kurdistan Region's High Committee of Referendum announced earlier that the poll will be held on Sept 25.

As the time is drawing near, the Iraqi government is rallying support from the international community. Iraqi Foreign Ministry's spokesman Ahmed Gamal said on Wednesday that the Council of the Arab League unanimously adopted a resolution, refusing Kurdistan independence referendum, according to the National Iraqi News Agency.

Al-Bayati said the Kurdish side is trying to make greater gains via the referendum.

"The Kurdish think when the fight against extremists is coming close to an end, it is a good opportunity reshape the political landscape and grab more interests, win quicker development than the federal government, or even independence," said al-Bayati.

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  • Published : 2017-09-14 09:34
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  • Location : Baghdad,Iraq
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 1'48
  • Audio Language : Arabic/Nats
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