The Latest: Iraqi Kurds claim victory in independence vote

IRBIL, Iraq — The Latest on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad and the tensions surrounding the vote (all times local):

9 p.m.

The president of Iraq's Kurdish region has claimed victory for the "yes" vote in the referendum on support for independence.

In a televised address Tuesday, Masoud Barzani called for "dialogue" with Baghdad, which has rejected the vote as unconstitutional and is staunchly opposed to any redrawing of borders.

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