Military buildup on the KRG-Iran border

3 Oct 2017   Iran, Iraq

Kurdish leaders affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party deployed reinforcements to the Iranian border Monday, as tensions increased over fears that federal Iraqi troops would take the Parwezkhan border crossing by force. Iranian troops have been conducting military exercises near Parwezkhan – a menacing show of displeasure in response to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Sept. 25 non-binding independence referendum .

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