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  7/4/2014, Tammuz 6, 5774

Date Sought for Vote on Kurdish Independence from Iraq

President Mas'oud Barzani of the Kurdish region of Iraq asked the regional parliament, Thursday, to determine a date for a referendum on the region's independence from Iraq.

Barzani asked the parliament to create an independent election committee to carry out the election. He blamed Iraqi President Nouri Al-Maliki for the country's security problems.