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Last month, Iraq-led forces launched an operation in the Kurdish-held areas and recaptured the oil-rich province of Kirkuk and other disputed territories from the Kurdish peshmerga forces.
Major blow for Kurdistan Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday called on the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to abide by the court's ruling.
"On the issue of the postponement of the referendum, the President (Barzani) stated that the people of the Kurdistan Region would expect guarantees and alternatives for their future," the KRG said in a statement.
Mr Barzani also used Twitter to make the announcement public.
DW explains what is driving the conflict – and where it could be heading.
() From Shiite militias to Turkey's outlawed PKK, armed groups are fighting for power in Iraqi Kurdistan's oil-rich province of Kirkuk.
The US is also concerned about Turkey's opposition to Kurdish independence since Iraqi Kurds export "most of its oil via a pipeline leading to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, but also overland through Turkey by tanker truck." Turkey has been playing a key role in the US fight against Isis and the Syrian conflict and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already opposed the US arming Kurds in dismantling the terror group.
The ruling was a response to a request from the central government in Baghdad to put an end to any "wrong misinterpretation" of the constitution and assert the unity of Iraq, a court spokesman said.
Military advisers from the international coalition forces stand during a transfer of authority ceremony on 15 June 2017 at the Kurdistan Training Coordination Center (KTTC) of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.
Iraqi Kurds have decided to proceed with a referendum on independence despite a US request to postpone the vote.
The court also rejected the September 25 Kurdish referendum that saw the Kurds overwhelmingly vote for independence, defying the government in Baghdad.
: Kirkuk: What you need to know about the Kurdish-Iraqi dispute Tensions between the government in Baghdad and the Kurds escalated following the non-binding referendum.