Iran halts flights to Iraqi Kurdistan at request of Baghdad: agency

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 8:30 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom; editing by Jason Neely)