Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Leaders of Iran, Turkey Stress Opposition to Kurdish State

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Leaders of Iran, Turkey Stress Opposition to Kurdish State

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TEHRAN, Iran * With Turkey's president by his side, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged Wednesday that they would ensure borders in the region remain unchanged after the recent Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq.

Both Iran and Turkey opposed the referendum, which overwhelmingly passed last week, and have sent troops to their borders with the Iraqi Kurdish region. Iraq's central government also staunchly opposed the vote.

"We will not accept changing borders in the region," Rouhani said at a news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"The wrong decisions made by some of the leaders of this region must be compensated for by them." Rouhani said.

"A development of this sort will isolate the Kurdish regional government," Erdogan warned. "Our determination in this regard is clear. …

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