Iraqi Kurds fly Kurdish flags at a mass gathering to celebrate the independence referendum in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. The movement for the vote, which foreign powers want postponed, is being lead by Iraqi Kurdish head Massoud Barzani. Photo: AFP

‘No longer in my hands’: Kurd leader Barzani resists pressure to scrap independence vote despite fears of Iraqi conflict

Negotiations are still taking place aimed at persuading him to postpone the vote according to officials close to the discussions

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Iraqi Kurds fly Kurdish flags at a mass gathering to celebrate the independence referendum in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. The movement for the vote, which foreign powers want postponed, is being lead by Iraqi Kurdish head Massoud Barzani. Photo: AFP
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