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Gorran Movement calls for UN to end Baghdad-Erbil crisis

2018/01/13 | 20:55

(Iraq Now News)- General Coordinator of the Change Movement (Gorran), Omar Al Said Ali, and Deputy UN Special Envoy to Iraq for Political Affairs, Alice Walpole discussed Saturday the upcoming elections, along with the situation in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu as well as the return of displaced people.A statement from the movement said Walpole and Ricardo Rodríquez,Head of UN Office in Erbil met with Ali in Sulaymaniyah.

The statement called on the UN to intervene to settle the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil. Both sides also discussed the Iraqi elections due to be held in May 2018.

They also discussed the human right abuses in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu. 

Following the Sept.

25th independence referendum that gave an overwhelming YES for an independent Kurdish state, Iraqi forces allied with Iran-backed IMIS Militias invaded Kirkuk.  

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