Iran reopens border posts with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran has reopened all its border crossings with Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, after their closure over a controversial independence vote.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said on Monday that the two frontier crossings of Haji Omran and Parwezkhan have been reopened. The Bashmaq frontier post reopened in October.

Iran closed the border crossings after Iraqi Kurds voted on September 25 for independence in a referendum Baghdad insisted was illegal. Iran and Turkey, which have Kurdish communities of their own, also rejected the referendum.

Source: VOV5