Pres­i­dent Barzani Meets U.S. Deputy Sec­re­tary of State Brett McGurk

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani met with U.S, Deputy Sec­re­tary of State for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk today to dis­cuss the se­cu­rity and po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments in Iraq, and ten­sions be­tween Er­bil and Bagh­dad.

The Pres­i­dent and the U.S. State Depart­ment of­fi­cial talked about the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the An­bar prov­ince and ef­forts to end this cri­sis. They both stressed that this cri­sis should be con­tained and all sides must work to­gether to pre­vent it from es­ca­lat­ing into a sec­tar­ian war be­tween Shi­ites and Sun­nis.

They also dis­cussed re­la­tions be­tween Er­bil and Bagh­dad, the hu­man­i­tar­ian sit­u­a­tion of Syr­ian refugees in Kur­dis­tan and the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Syr­ian Kurds in the planned Geneva II con­fer­ence on Syria. They agreed to con­tinue their con­sul­ta­tions.

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