Iraqi foreign minister plans to discuss Kurdish referendum in Moscow

Iraqi foreign minister plans to discuss Kurdish referendum in Moscow

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari plans to visit Moscow soon to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, Iraq’s Ambassador to Russia Haidar Mansour Hadi said.

"The foreign minister will visit Moscow in the near future and meet with Lavrov. Certainly, the problem of this referendum (in Iraqi Kurdistan) will be discussed," TASS cited the diplomat as saying.

Hadi added that he also talked about the plebiscite during his contacts with Russian representatives.

Iraqi Kurdistan held the independence referendum on September 25, which was strongly opposed by the Iraqi government. More than 90% of voters supported the idea of independence from Iraq, Kurdistan's Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission announced.

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