Iraq calls on Turkey, Iran to seal borders with KRG

The Iraqi foreign ministry called on Turkey and Iran to close their border gates with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and limit all business transactions with the KRG, particularly oil export, in an official statement.

The statement also noted that the Iraqi government is cooperating with Turkey and Iran to implement all steps taken within the limits of the law, and within the scope of “good neighborly relations, respecting Iraq’s sovereignty, boosting bilateral cooperation and confronting common threats.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan earlier stated that the borders will be sealed soon, in the aftermath of the illegitimate referendum held by the KRG on Sept. 25.
Last Update:: 08/10/2017
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