Baghdad: Iraqi parliamentarians voted to close the outer borders of the Kurdistan Region, where local authorities today hold a referendum on the independence of the territory.
The parliament also voted to suspend the activities of all state-owned enterprises, including oil producers, in this region.
Today, in the cities of the autonomous Iraqi governorate of Kurdistan, a referendum is held on the independence of the region, against which most of the countries of the region and the world spoke. The Turkish authorities have already stated that they will impose sanctions against the Iraqi Kurdistan.
On Wednesday, June 7, the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan appointed a date for a referendum on the independence of the region on September 25, which the authorities of Turkey have already called "a serious mistake." The UN also said that it will not monitor the conduct of the referendum. The United States said that it does not support a referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan. The same opinion was expressed in the UK. In turn, Israel supported the referendum. The European Union issued a statement before the referendum on the independence of the Iraqi region of Kurdistan with strong support for the territorial integrity of the country.
On Sunday, September 17, the Prime Minister of Iraq announced his readiness to use military force in the event of an upsurge of violence following the upcoming referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region.