Iraq supreme court orders suspension of Kurdistan referendum

AP , Monday 18 Sep 2017

Massoud Barzani
Iraq's Kurdistan region's President Massoud Barzani

Iraq's supreme court on Monday ordered the suspension of a September 25 referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, to examine whether such a poll would be constitutional.

"The supreme court has issued the order to suspend organising the referendum set for September 25... until it examines the complaints it has received over this plebiscite being unconstitutional," it said in a statement.

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