Iraqi Kurds seek talks after federal court bars secession
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BAGHDAD — Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region says a federal court ruling that bars secession "must become a basis" for dialogue with the central government following September's divisive independence referendum.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Kurdish regional government says "we respect" the Nov. 6 decision by the Supreme Federal Court, an indication they may be willing to back down in the standoff with Baghdad.
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Baghdad has said the Kurds must annul the vote before any negotiations.