Iran bans oil shipments to and from Iraqi Kurdistan

from Fort Russ

Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development has warned companies against shipping oil to and from Iraqi Kurdistan “until further notice” following on from the region’s unconstitutional independence referendum held on Monday, Iranian news agencies reported on Saturday.

This is the latest blow to Iraqi Kurdistan that has been barred from receiving or departing international flights and has had its international border with Turkey taken over by Iraqi federal authorities, rendering the region isolated…

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