May 30, 2019, 12:18 AM
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Zarif congratulates Barzani on election as KRG president

Tehran, May 30, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a telephone conversation with Nechirvan Barzani late on Wednesday congratulated his election as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG).

During the phone talk, Zarif wished Barzani and people of the region success.

Barzani, a leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) who had been serving as regional prime minister, won 68 votes from the 81 lawmakers present. The regional legislature has 111 seats in total.


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