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Saudi Arabia says hopes Kurdistan vote will not take place

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it hoped Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani would not hold an independence referendum, saying such a move could bring risks for Iraq and the region.

Saudi Arabia “looks to the wisdom of President Barzani in not holding the referendum”, a foreign ministry statement on state news agency SPA said.

Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh; Editing by Catherine Evans

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