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Iran closes airspace to Iraq's Kurdish Region at Baghdad's request

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun / 24 September 2017 / 16:41

Tehran (ISNA) – Following a request from Baghdad, Iran closed its airspace to Iraq's Kurdistan Region.

Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has closed Iran's airspace and air border to Iraqi Kurdish region at the request of Iraq's government, the spokesman of the SNSC Keyvan Khosravi said.

He said that Iran took the decision because Erbil did not cancel the referendum despite many requests by Iraq and Iran.

Based on the decision, all flights to Sulaymaniyah and Erbil airports as well as transit flights from Iraqi Kurdistan through Iran's air zone is halted, Khosravi added.

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