The issue of the independence referendum is also expected to top the agenda of Turkish President Erdogan's talks with the leaders of Iran. The Turkish leader is visiting Tehran on Wednesday.
Salih Meleomer has commented to Sputnik Turkiye on Iran's move, saying that if Turkey joins it both countries will experience serious economic losses as it will greatly damage their own interests.
"We would like to maintain a relationship with Turkey, Iran and Iraq. However if Ankara and Tehran shut down their checkpoints on the border with Iraqi Kurdistan it will inflict serious economic damage to their interests," he told Sputnik.
Salih Meleomer also commented on the recent remarks of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, who recently promised to impose his central government's rule over Iraqi Kurds via constitutional law.
"Any disputed issues should be resolved through dialogue and negotiations. Baghdad, Tehran and Ankara should not introduce any sanctions against Iraqi Kurdistan. We think that their possible blockade of our autonomy is unacceptable and is not a solution to the problem," he said.
One way or another, the results of the referendum saw the overwhelming majority vote for their independence. The neighboring countries should respect the results and the will of the people, Salih Meleomer concluded.
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