By John Lee.
Iran has reportedly closed its airspace to all flights originating in Iraqi Kurdistan.
It's state-run IRNA news agency said on Sunday that the move followed a request from Baghdad.
In a separate development, an Iranian official has been quoted as saying that plans are in progress for direct flights between Erbil and the city of Urmia, in Iran’s Kurdistan province.
(Source: Financial Times)
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