Iran opens border crossings with Kurdistan after closing them

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Iran opened on Monday its border crossings with Kurdistan Region after it had closed them on Sunday. 

Iran announced on Sunday the halting of air traffic to and from the Kurdistan Region.

“At the request of the Iraqi central government, the Iranian airspace has been closed on all flights that originate from Kurdistan Region,” the spokesperson for the Iranian Supreme Security Council Kaivan Khosrawi said.
He said that Iran took the decision because Erbil did not cancel the referendum despite many requests by Iraq and Iran.
Despite Baghdad’s and Tehran’s rejection of Kurdistan referendum, voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq. 

Last Modified: 09 25 2017 11:33 AM

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