Iraq parliament passes 2013 budget despite Kurdish boycott

BAGHDAD, March 7 Thu Mar 7, 2013 9:19am EST

BAGHDAD, March 7 (Reuters) - The Iraqi parliament passed the country's 2013 budget on Thursday despite a boycott by Kurdish members, a Kurdish MP said.

"None of our demands were included in the budget," said Kurdish MP Rawaz Khoshnaw. "We didn't attend the meeting."