Iraq plans to take control of Kurdish borders in coordination with Iran, Turkey
ARBIL – Reuters
Iraqi military plans to take control of the borders of its Kurdistan region "in coordination" with Iran and Turkey, the Iraqi Defence Ministry said on Sept. 29.
Its statement seemed to indicate that Iraqi forces were planning to move toward the external border posts controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from the Iranian and Turkish side as a response to a Kurdish referendum that produced a vote in favour of secession.
The remarks came a day after Iraq instituted a flight ban that halted all international flights from servicing the territory’s airports.