Iran's Soleimani arrives in Kurdish region for talks about crisis with Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani has arrived in Iraq's Kurdistan region for talks about the escalating crisis between the Kurdish authorities and the Iraqi government following the Kurdish independence referendum, a Kurdish official said on Sunday.

Iran's Soleimani arrives in Kurdish region for talks about crisis with Baghdad

Iran's Soleimani arrives in Kurdish region for talks about crisis with Baghdad

Soleimani is the commander of foreign operations for Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, a military corp providing training and weapons to Iraqi paramilitary groups backing the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad.


(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; writing by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by Louise Heavens)

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