An Iraqi armed forces delegation headed to neighboring Iran to coordinate military efforts, apparently as part of retaliatory measures taken by the government in Baghdad following the vote.
On Monday, Iraq's Kurdistan held a referendum on independence despite widespread calls for its cancellation. The statement did not give more detail or indicate whether Iraqi forces were planning to move toward the external border posts controlled by the KRG from the Iranian and Turkish side.
On Monday, Kurdistan's Regional Government held a referendum and voted overwhelmingly for their independence, with about 92 percent of people in favor.
A ban on global flights into and out of the Iraqi Kurdish region also took effect on Friday.
"We came here to say that... the Kurdish people do not deserve such attitude only because they want to become independent", a young woman told Sputnik.
Tehran does not recognise the independence vote and has been increasing pressure on the Kurdistan region after the referendum.
The Kurdish peshmerga have been at the forefront of the campaign against Islamic State and been trained by NATO-member Turkey's military since late 2014.
Closing their borders would also hurt Turkey, whose exports to the region are worth more than $8 billion a year, and Iran, which exports about $6 billion.
Turkey said on Thursday it had stopped training peshmerga forces in northern Iraq in response to a Kurdish independence vote there, whose backers had thrown themselves "into the fire".
Earlier, the U.S. said it would be willing to help facilitate conversations between Iraqi Kurds and Baghdad in an attempt to ease tensions between the two sides after a controversial Kurdish referendum vote.
Turkey, which hosts a sizable Kurdish minority and fears the ballot could spur separatist movements there, has also consistently condemned the referendum.
"We are calling on the officials in the region to go back to the constitutional path to solve the issues between the central government and region's government", the statement said.
Ankara has threatened a series of measures to punish Iraqi Kurds, including shutting the land border between Turkey and the region and halting the transit of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan to the southern Turkish port of Ceyhan, an economic lifeline.