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Iraq issues arrest warrants for Kurdistan officials

An Iraqi federal court has ordered the arrest of Kurdistan officials involved administering the region’s independence referendum last month.

The arrests warrants, issued by Baghdad’s Rusafa investigation court, apply to members of the Kurdistan Region’s electoral commission, reports the BBC.

A spokesperson for the court, Abdulstar Byaraqdar, said the warrants were in line with Iraq’s National Security Council which deemed the referendum unlawful.