Turkish, Iraqi, Iranian top diplomats meet in New York to discuss KRG referendum bid
The foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Iraq held an announced meeting in New York late on Sept. 20 to discuss strategy amid the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) rejection of all calls for the cancellation of independence referendum slated for Sept. 25.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaferi came together on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York.
“We, as the foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Iraq evaluated developments in our region at a trilateral meeting,” stated Çavuşoğlu via his Twitter account after the meeting.
All three countries have voiced their strong opposition to KRG’s planned independence referendum scheduled for Sept. 25.