September 29, 2017 / 5:37 PM / a year ago

Iraq plans to take control of Kurdistan region's border "in coordination" with Iran, Turkey

ERBIL, Iraq, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Iraq plans to take control of the borders of its Kurdistan region “in coordination” with Iran and Turkey, the Iraqi Defence Ministry said on Friday.

Its statement seemed to indicate that Iraqi forces were planning to move toward the external border posts controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from the Iranian and Turkish side as a response to a Kurdish referendum that produced a vote in favour of secession.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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