Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Iraqi delegation to discuss border closures issue with Iran

Two weeks have passed since Iranian authorities first closed five border crossings to Iraqi Kurdistan. This morning an official delegation made up of leaders from Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) traveled to Iran to discuss the resent closures, according to Kurdistanobserver.com.

The bipartisan delegation included senior leaders from both the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

“We are looking forward to reaching an agreement between the Kurdish region and Iran because border closures have negatively affected the interests of the (two sides),” KRG spokesman Jamal Abdullah said.

Iran closed the border crossings to protest the arrest of an Iranian citizen who the U.S. suspects of weapons smuggling and involvement with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force.

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