Call to axe poll

African Independent - - NEWS -

RIYADH: Saudi Ara­bia on Wed­nes­day urged Iraqi Kur­dish leader Mas­sud Barzani to call off Mon­day’s ref­er­en­dum on in­de­pen­dence to avoid fur­ther “crises” in Iraq and the re­gion. A Saudi of­fi­cial said Barzani should drop plans to hold a ref­er­en­dum “in light of the sit­u­a­tion in the re­gion and the dan­gers it is fac­ing to avoid new crises”. He called on the Kur­dish leader to make use of his “wis­dom and ex­pe­ri­ence”. – AFP

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