Baghdad to Take Over KRG Borders This Week


Baghdad to Take Over KRG Borders This Week

ERBIL – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is said to be handing over the administration of its international border crossings to the Iraqi counterparts on Monday, 5th March.

The decision comes after months of tensions between Erbil and Baghdad resulted from Iraqi government’s punitive actions against the Kurdistan Region for the independence referendum held last September.

Mohammed Shiwaili, head of the press department at Iraq’s general directorate of border crossings, confirmed the report at a press conference, saying that the Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-A’raji would announce the decision on Monday.

Meanwhile, KRG’s Council of Ministers on Sunday reiterated that the region will stay committed to resolving its issues with the federal government in accordance with the Iraqi Constitution despite all the disputes between the sides.


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