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Saudi Arabia says hopes Kurdistan vote will not take place

Reuters , Wednesday 20 Sep 2017
Massoud Barzani
Iraq's Kurdistan region's President Massoud Barzani speaks during a news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Erbil, Iraq December 8, 2015. (Photo: REUTERS)
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Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it hoped Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani would not hold an independence referendum, saying such a move could bring risks for Iraq and the region.

Saudi Arabia "looks to the wisdom of President Barzani in not holding the referendum", a foreign ministry statement on state news agency SPA said.

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