3 critical, 1 missing after Louisiana oil rig explosion
Ex-hostages Back in Canada After Harrowing Raid to Free Them
Donald Trump won't be state guest as United Kingdom visit downgraded
Larry Flynt ad offering $10M for dirt on Trump
Anti-Gorkhaland organisation holds torch rally condemning sub-inspector's death
Kurdish delegation goes to Baghdad ahead of vote
24 September 2017, 12:30 | Colleen Roy
Turkish troops conduct military exercises near along its border with Iraq near the Habur Border Gate
Tehran-backed paramilitaries have conducted attacks on supporters of the Kurdish referendum in areas outside the KRG, especially in villages where the local council has voted to join in the vote.
The president of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, said Wednesday he had not yet received any offers from the government in Baghdad that could induce him to forgo the referendum on independence.
Sending oil north through Turkey, trade relations for the Kurdish north of Iraq could be hurt through a vote for independence, the U.S. State Department said.
And they have forged impressive fighting forces - the peshmerga in Iraq and the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria - that have been most effective in taking on the reactionary Islamic State in both countries.
The KRG has said the vote is meant to give its autonomous territory a legitimate mandate to achieve independence from Iraq through dialogue with Baghdad and neighboring powers Turkey and Iran.
"If the referendum is not cancelled there will be serious consequences".
"We have tried a lot with all parties to reach a solution to the problems and abide by the constitution, but they did not accept the partnership", he said.
On Monday, the Turkish army launched a highly visible military drill near the Habur border crossing, which military sources said was due to last until September 26, a day after the planned referendum.
A statement issued after a three hour-long National Security Council meeting on Friday that was chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would exert its rights should Iraqi Kurds go ahead with the referendum despite Turkey's "warnings".
The Turkish parliament convened for a debate and vote on extending a mandate that authorizes Turkish troop deployments to Iraq and Syria, and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim alluded to possible military moves.
The oil-rich province of Kirkuk is among the contested areas where the vote is planned.
Saying that the referendum lacks global legitimacy, Yilmaz called on KRG President Masoud Barzani to cancel it. "It will both evaluate this and put forth their own stance on what kind of sanctions we can impose, or if we will, but these will not be ordinary", Erdogan was quoted by Anadolu as saying.
Iraq's central government previously threatened to intervene militarily if the vote leads to violence.
The UN Security Council's vote is meant to reflect fears of nations across the world that, if the right to self-determination becomes commonplace, they'll lose territory.
Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Burnley
To follow it up Burnley took a point from Tottenham in Wembley and then won a nailbiter 1-0 against Palace last weekend. Burnley opened the season with a shock win at Chelsea , and following that, they lost to West Brom at home.
Ewoo! Kylie Jenner is pregnant y'all
Because she's pregnant with Travis Scott's baby and is doing her best to lie low until she makes a formal announcement. Several sources also confirmed the pregnancy to PEOPLE . "The family has known for quite some time".
New Senate Bill to Replace ACA Gives More Power to States
According to reports , the health insurance tax is expected to add about $500 to our family's health care premiums in 2018. Lindsey Graham said on Fox News, "Matt Bevin, the governor of Kentucky, came out for the block grant approach".
IOS 11 sports smarter Siri and P2P mobile payments
You can find out more details about the new iTunes for Mac over at Apple's website , the software is now available to download. Not only did Apple announce three new iPhones and a 4K-capable Apple TV, but it also released a software update for iTunes.