Iraq Kurds Agree on Independence Vote, Official Says

  • Vote could lead to break-up of OPEC's second-biggest producer
  • Baghdad says unilateral independence is unconstitutional

A peshmerga fighter plants a Kurdish flag near Kirkuk, northern Iraq.

Photographer: Scott Peterson/Getty Images

Iraqi Kurdish leaders plan to hold a referendum on the region’s independence, an official said on Wednesday, in a move that could lead to the break-up of OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer.

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