Iran to lift bor­der curbs with Kur­dis­tan

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Iran

will re­open all its bor­der cross­ings with Iraq’s Kur­dis­tan re­gion in the com­ing days, lift­ing re­stric­tions im­posed af­ter last month’s Kur­dish vote in favour of in­de­pen­dence, its chief of staff said yes­ter­day.

The an­nounce­ment comes a day af­ter Iraqi Kur­dish leader Ma­soud Barzani said he would give up his po­si­tion as pres­i­dent on Nov. 1.

Af­ter the vote, Iraqi troops were or­dered by the coun­try’s prime min­is­ter Haider Al Abadi to take con­trol of ar­eas claimed by both Bagh­dad and the Kur­dish gov­ern­ment. (Reuters)

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