Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani 'to resign'

Posted on: October 29, 2017 | views: 137
Iraqi Kurdish president Massoud Barzani is to resign, reports say, as the fallout from the region's independence referendum continues. Kurds voted overwhelmingly last month for Kurdistan to secede but Iraq's central government insists the referendum was illegal. Iraq's army then launched an assault on the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk, seizing the area's rich oil fields. Mr Barzani's current term had been due to end in four days.