Barcelona: Catalunya President Carles Puigdemon congratulated the head of the Iraqi Kurds on holding a referendum.
"In the morning I called Masud Barzani to congratulate him on the referendum in Kurdistan. We wished each other every success, "Puichemon said.
Yesterday, in the cities of the autonomous Iraqi governorate of Kurdistan, a referendum on the independence of the region was held, 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. Due to the high turnout, the work of the sites was extended by one hour.
In turn, the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, announced the deployment of the forces of the country's Security Service to the governorate of Kurdistan. The referendum of the region of power in Baghdad is called illegal.
Also, the Iraqi parliament voted to close the external borders of the Kurdistan Region and voted to suspend all state enterprises, including oil producers, in the region.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern over the destabilization of the situation in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan in connection with the referendum for independence and called upon the parties to resolve all issues through dialogue.