Iran on Sunday shut a main border crossing with northern Iraq’s Kurdish region amid tension over last month’s illegitimate independence referendum. “Iranian authorities have closed the crossing near al-Sulaimaniyah province,” Ali Tawfiq, director of the terminal, told reporters. He said no reason has been cited for the Iranian move. “The closure has halted the movement of goods and people into and from the Kurdish region,” Tawfiq added. Iran has three main crossings with the Kurdish region; Haji Omaran (in Erbil Province), Parwezkhan, and Bashmaq. On 25 September, Iraqis in areas held by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) — and in several areas disputed between Baghdad and Erbil — voted on whether or not to declare independence from Iraq. According to […]
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