ERBIL — The US Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State Brett McGurk is expected to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani for talks over a number of issues, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday.
Muhammed Haji Mahmud, Secretary General of Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party, told BasNews that Brett McGurk will visit Kurdistan Region on Wednesday, September 13, and meet with Barzani.
The two officials are expected to discuss the most pressing issues in the country, particularly the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum and the war against terror.
Mahmud said that the Iraqi parliament’s decision against Kurdistan Region’s referendum is unlawful because it was passed while the Kurdish MPs had boycotted the session.
The Iraqi Parliament voted on Tuesday to reject Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, a move which is considered by the Kurdish MPs as “a violation against the Iraqi constitution itself”.