Iraq: Surrender airports or face flight ban — Iraqi PM to Kurdistan

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered northern Kurdish region to transfer control of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah International Airports to the central government or face a flight ban, speaking at press conference in Baghdad, Tuesday. «We set a three-day deadline and if until Friday 6 pm, the control of the airports won't be handed over, the ban will be imposed,» said Iraqi PM. He noted... Еще however, that the ban would exclude humanitarian and other «emergency» flights. The Minister's statement comes as the Kurds held the independence referendum on September 25 which was rejected by Iraqi government as well as surrounding countries.

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