Iran halts flights to Iraqi Kurdistan at request of Baghdad

September 24, 2017 15:32
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DUBAI - Iran has halted flights to airports in Iraqi Kurdistan at the request of the central government in Baghdad, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday, a day before a Kurdish independence referendum.

The agency quoted Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman for Iran's top security body, as adding that Iran was also closing its airspace to flights originating in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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