Iran Supreme Leader to Iraqi PM: We are opposed to a Kurdish referendum

2017/06/20 | 19:50

(Iraq News)- ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei has told the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that Tehran is opposed to the planned Kurdish referendum for independence on September 25.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran as a neighbor [to Iraq]  and considers those who call for this issue as opposed to the sovereignty and identity of Iraq,” Iran’s Tasnim News Agency quoted Khamenei as saying on Tuesday evening. 

Khamenei met with Iraqi PM Abadi after he visited Tehran on Tuesday as part as his tour to neighbouring countries that also includes Kuwait.

He was in Saudi Arabia on Monday where he met with King Salman.

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