Iran, Iraq plan joint drills over Kurdish independence vote

Iran, Iraq plan joint drills over Kurdish independence voteIran will hold a joint military exercise with Iraq in response to the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s “illegitimate” independence referendum, an Iranian military official announced on Saturday. Iran, which borders Iraq and the autonomous Kurdish region, strongly opposed the vote held Monday, fearing it would provoke separatists among its own Kurdish population. Iraq’s central government has demanded the annulment of the referendum, which resulted in a huge “yes” for independence.



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