Iran closes main crossing with Iraq's Kurdish region
Iran on Sunday shut a main border crossing with northern Iraq’s Kurdish region amid tension over last month’s independence referendum, Al-Bawaba reports.
“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.