Arrest warrant is an honor for Kosrat Rasul: Ali Bapir
The leader of the Kurdistan Islamic Community, Ali Bapir, blamed an arrest order issued for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leading official Kosrat Rasul and stated that the warrant is an honor for Rasul, also the deputy president f the Kurdistan Region.

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