"Do not listen to anyone, we are going to go to a referendum", Masoud Barzani said during a campaign for the Kurdish referendum in Duhok Province.
Accordingly, and in the face of bitter opposition from Baghdad, 65 out of 68 lawmakers present voted in favor of the September 25 poll as opposition members boycotted the parliament's first session in two years.
In a statement in Washington, the White House urged Kurdistan Regional Government to call off the referendum and enter into serious and sustained dialogue with Baghdad.
Abe begins India tour with Modi bonhomie
At the Sabarmati Ashram set up by Mahatma Gandhi, Abe and his wife paid homage to the Father of the Nation. Prime Minister Modi had visited Japan in November previous year while Abe visited India in December 2015.
Earlier on Friday, the Iraqi Kurdish parliament approved a plan to hold a referendum on independence on September 25.
Kirkuk has always been the center of dispute between Baghdad and the Kurds, raising the prospect that conflict could erupt between Arabs, Turkmen and Kurds. "As a result, the people of Kurdistan will be given the chance to decide in a binding referendum and in a democratic process if they want independence or to remain as part of Iraq".
The vote was to give a legal framework to the referendum that has also stirred protests from neighboring states, especially Turkey.
The referendum has been opposed by Baghdad because it would threaten the integrity of Iraq and would distract the ongoing fight against Islamic State militant group by Iraqi forces.
Under this plan, a well-placed source told AFP, the global community will oversee negotiations on revenue sharing in Iraq's oil budget and payment for Kurdish militia fighters. It is clear that the Iraqi authorities can maximally grant a broader autonomy to the Iraqi Kurds seeking independence. It is claimed by both the Kurds and the central government in Baghad.
The Iraqi Kurds fought an on-and-off insurgency for decades against the central government until the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 enshrined Kurdish autonomy in the Iraqi constitution.
Trump Takes Travel Order back to SCOTUS
The debates here, now before the Supreme Court, have centered around what constitutes such a "bona fide relationship". Lower courts had blocked the ban, saying Trump overstepped his authority and unconstitutionally targeted Muslims.
Among those critical of the amendment were Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), John McCain (R-AZ), and Bob Corker (R-TN). The vote on tabling the amendment isn't necessarily indicative of where senators would've voted on Sen.
The statement continued: 'As with her previous two pregnancies , The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum . Kate is now being treated for the pregnancy complication at Kensington Palace and did not attend the conference.
In Cartagena , he visited the impoverished district of San Francisco, where he blessed the foundations of a new homeless shelter. The Pope used the occasion to again decry modern slavery and human trafficking and defend the rights of immigrants.
Shaheen has been working to pass a government-wide ban on Kaspersky software, which would effectively make the directive the law. It said Thursday that it will continue to get its product to customers "through its website and other prominent retailers".
An India-Australia series played without fireworks on the field, without the sledging and banter is a rarity. However, former skipper Michael Clarke , however, said that Australia can win the series by a margin of 3-2.
Cologne fans descended upon Arsenal on Thursday evening chanting the name of former Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer. Arsenal expected to win big tonight in their Europa League fixture against Cologne at 20:05 GMT.
Security forces were exchanging fire with militants near the explosion site and managed to kill several of them, MENA said. Militants detonated an Improvised Explosive Device, destroying three armoured vehicles and a signal-jamming vehicle.
Since then, the only worldwide team to visit Pakistan was Zimbabwe, which played five limited-overs games in Lahore in 2015. Now, the next steps have to be taken, meaning can they be rolled out in more than one city over a longer period of time.
On the list, the University of Georgia was in a tie for No. 16 among public schools and in a tie at No. 54 on the national list. The business school and program rankings are based on a survey of deans and senior faculty at institutions across the country.
For the European weather model, a recurvature out to sea or a landfall in New England or Canada were the preferred solutions. Even the GFS, which initially showed Irma headed towards a SC landfall, agrees with the European model about Jose, she said.
Alvarez, Golovkin meet in fight for the middle-ages
Both will make millions of dollars in a fight that holds risks - and plenty of rewards - for both of their careers. Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar de la Hoya said the Canelo-GGG fight will be his gold medal as a promoter.
Dead After IS Attacks in Southern Iraq
It occurs in aftermath of a visit of iraqi prime minister, Haider Al-Abadi, in province of Dhi Qar, in particular, to Nasiriyya. Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement on its Amaq news agency.
WWE Smackdown: Kevin Owens assaults Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon makes his return to WWE programming to address the situation involving Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon . Vince did tell something to Kevin off the mic second before Owens made his move.
Destiny 2's Armour Shaders Are Single Use Items
If you're one of those affected, there's nothing you can do about it - no solutions, no workarounds, no ways to avoid it. It all revolves around The Traveler, a planet-sized sphere that never speaks, but seems sentient.
Air Berlin scraps more flights as pilots call in sick
Etihad held 29.2 percent of Air Berlin and has reportedly withdrawn financial support following years of losses. Germany's giant services sector union Verdi on Tuesday expressed solidarity with the absent pilots.
Apple Announces iPhone X, Their Tenth-Anniversary iPhone
The company is also introducing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus , as successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus . After a year of leaks, rumors, and gossip, Apple finally revealed their tenth-anniversary iPhone, the iPhone X .
Dera members held for inciting violence
A curfew has been imposed in and around Sirsa , Haryana , where the 800-acre sprawling campus of the Dera Sacha Sauda is located. The motive behind the search operation is to ascertain the total worth of Dera assets across the state of Haryana.