Iraqi President vows to protect the Kurds

(VOVWORLD) - Iraqi President Haider al-Abadi said Saturday that Iraq will protect the Kurds from any attack, amid rising tensions after their unilateral referendum on Kurdistan’s independence.
Iraqi President vows to protect the Kurds - ảnh 1 Iraqi President Haider al-Abadi (Photo: Reuters)

In a twitter post, al-Abadi said Baghdad defends Kurdish citizens as it defends all Iraqis and will not allow any attack on them. He said Kurdish and Iraqi citizens will share interests.

Iran announced earlier Saturday that it will organize joint exercises with Iraq to respond to Kurdish illegitimate referendum. Iraqi troops also joint a Turkish millitary drill near the Iraqi border on Tuesday.

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