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Kurdistan parliament in session to discuss Iraqi imposed measures against Erbil

By Rudaw 30/9/2017
Kurdish Minister for Transport Mawlood Bawa Murad attends a session of the Kurdistan Parliament on September 30, 2017 as the Kurdish government discusses a set of measures imposed by the Iraqi parliament against the Kurdistan Region, including a ban on Kurdistan’s  land and air borders with the outside world. Photo: Rudaw TV
Kurdish Minister for Transport Mawlood Bawa Murad attends a session of the Kurdistan Parliament on September 30, 2017 as the Kurdish government discusses a set of measures imposed by the Iraqi parliament against the Kurdistan Region, including a ban on Kurdistan’s land and air borders with the outside world. Photo: Rudaw TV
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdish parliament is in session to discuss a set of tough measures imposed by the Iraqi government on Erbil as a result of Kurdistan’s independence referendum. It is expected that the parliament will reject all bills and actions passed by the Iraqi government and parliament earlier this week.

The Kurdish parliament backed the Kurdish independence referendum on September 15, which was then held on Monday Sep. 25 that saw an overwhelming majority of 92 percent vote for independence.

The Kurdish government has already rejected the Iraqi measures, including a demand to hand over international land and air entry points to the Iraqi authorities.

 

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A controversial decision to suspend international flights to and from the Kurdistan Region took effect on Friday when Iraq shut the Kurdish airspace as a measure against the referendum that it said was “unconstitutional, “ and “unilateral.”

Kurdistan Region's Minister of Transportation Mawlood Bawa Murad is attending today's parliamentary session.

The Iraqi government has said that closing Kurdistan’s borders is not meant to punish the Kurdish people. 
 
It said that Iraq is prepared to lift the flight ban if the Kurdish authorities agree to hand over control of the airports to Baghdad, like other province in Iraq. 

Under the Iraqi constitution, the Kurdistan Region is a recognized federal entity with its own parliament and government. Laws passed by the Iraqi government should first be approved by the Kurdish parliament before they can come into effect.

 

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Comments

 
Aram J | 30/9/2017
This is a list of counter measure Send back all Iraqi refugees back to Iraq Stop all co-operation and communication with Iraqi Army and Hash al shabi Ban Iraqi citizen to visit Kurdistan Stop fighting ISIS stay in the defense position Fortifying Kirkuk defenses Limit border import from both Turkey and Iran except for food supply If Iraq going to other side of border you should close it and make sure respective force of Kurdish army force attack them Shutdown the oil flow to Turkey Co-operate with both Rojawa and Iranian Kurd to protect the far border against Iran Publish official communication to Iraqi Army and ask them to stay away from conflict Limit American military Communication to make a point Ask Kurdish Rojawa to stop Ragga operation Ask all four parts of Kurdistan and go out to general strike You can shut down Dukan dam and cut electricity supply to Iraq Try to sue Iraq for aggressions in UN for human right violation and other legal issue Aram T
Rizgar | 30/9/2017
Well said Aram. I definitely agree with you.
delshad | 30/9/2017
I'd say or now or never , prize dosnt come chip , let fight for our freedom , let get to gather all kurdish parts and first kick out all iraqi from our land , shut the water to them close the oil pipe to turkey , destroy all part of tourist part of turkey so those turks learn a lesson from us , as a kurd I don't want to go under iraqi irani islamic rules , I would rather sacrifice my life and my children for this .long live kurd and kurdistan
Memet | 30/9/2017
@delshad, Turkey has the power to bomb erbil, we wont pick up pears while someone attacks us you half witted buggy! and whose water you cut??? Water comes from Turkey! IF you cut water to Arabs then surely Turkey will cut water to the north! enjoy hopping on jewish laps while you still have some time

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