By John Lee.
Iran has cut electricity to the Penjwen district east of Sulaimani, as well as to neighboring villages in Iraqi Kurdistan, since Monday.
According to a report from eKurd, the supply was cut off after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) failed to repay loans of $27 million to Iran.
Iran has provided the Penjwen district and nearby villages with electricity for nine years after the KRG and Iran signed an electricity agreement.
Negotiations are underway to return electricity to the area.