BAGHDAD, May 22 (UPI) -- A dust storm shut down Baghdad's airport Tuesday ahead of key talks between world powers and Iran regarding Tehran's nuclear program, authorities said.
Iraqi officials told reporters the closure of the airport began about 8 a.m. local time, adding several flights had been delayed.
Officials refused to comment on whether or not the nuclear talks would be postponed, al-Shorfa reported Monday.
The talks, set to begin Wednesday in Baghdad, are to be held between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany. The first round of talks was held in mid-April in Istanbul, Turkey, the Times of India said.