Iraqi PM says Kurdish referendum ‘a thing of the past’, calls for dialogue

 17 Oct 2017 - 19:26

Iraqi PM says Kurdish referendum ‘a thing of the past’, calls for dialogue
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Reuters

BAGHDAD:  Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday the Kurdish independence referendum held last month in northern Iraq “is finished and has become a thing of the past”.

Addressing a news conference in Baghdad, he called for a dialogue with the Kurdish leadership “under the Constitution”. 

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Hugh Lawson)