The Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-ranking military delegation to Iran to coordinate positions after the Kurdish independence referendum.
“The military chief of staff presided over a high-ranking military delegation and is heading today to the Islamic Republic of Iran to coordinate efforts and military cooperation,” the Minister of Defence said in a statement.
Iran has been carrying out military exercises near the border with the Kurdistan region while Turkish forces have been carrying out military exercises near the Iraqi border.
The Iraqi army chief of staff visited Turkey on the eve of the referendum which was carried out on Monday.
Following the results of the referendum, in which Kurds voted for independence, the Iraqi Cabinet of Minister demanded the Kurdistan Regional Government hand over control of the international airports and demanded foreign countries to stop oil trade with Kurdistan.