Sunday, September 24, the Iranian authorities stated that at the request of the government of Iraq temporarily cancel all flights from Iran to Iraqi Kurdistan.
Earlier it was reported that the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps has begun to conduct military maneuvers on the border with Iraqi Kurdistan.
We will remind, on Monday, September 25, despite the growing pressure and strong objections from neighbouring countries and the government of Iraq, in Iraqi Kurdistan should be a referendum on independence. On Saturday, September 23, voting on the referendum began among the Kurds living outside Iraq.
The Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi said that if the referendum will cause unrest, the government will be ready to use force to normalize the situation.