The Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi announced the cancellation mode air blockade of the Kurdish Autonomous region, which was introduced after the referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan.
«All the airports on the territory of the district to resume work, but they will be under the control of the Ministry of internal Affairs, Federal government of Iraq,» said the Prime Minister.
Recall that on 25 September 2017 on the territory of the Kurdish Autonomous region and Kirkuk province held a referendum on independence. 92% of the participants expressed support for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan.
On the eve of the referendum al-Abadi has repeatedly offered the head of the Kurdish Autonomous region of Iraq, Massoud Barzani to start negotiations, claiming that the referendum contradicts the Constitution. Barzani said that will be ready to engage in dialogue only after the vote.
However, the Central government, the Kurds instead of the expected negotiations, the beginning of the military campaign, while Turkey and Iran are also wary of Kurdish independence, has blocked the border. Barzani had to resign and his successors to accept the terms of al-Abadi.