November 20, 2017 / 3:53 PM / a month ago

Iraq Kurds seek international help to lift sanctions imposed by Baghdad

ERBIL, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government on Monday called on the international community to intervene and help lift sanctions imposed by the central government in Baghdad in retaliation for a September referendum on Kurdish independence.

“The restrictive policies adopted by Baghdad against Erbil are in violation of Iraq’s obligations and responsibilities under international and humanitarian law,” the KRG said in a statement. “We call on the international community to intercede in urging Baghdad authorities to lift the embargo, without condition, on international flights.” (Reporting by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Peter Graff)

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