Mass­rour Barzani: We Need In­ter­na­tional Com­mu­nity’s Sup­port to Counter Ter­ror­ism

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Mass­rour Barzani, The Pres­i­dent of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Se­cu­rity Agency, re­ceived a del­e­ga­tion from the All-Party Par­lia­men­tary Group of the UK House of Commons, headed by the rul­ing Con­ser­va­tive Party’s To­bias Ell­wood, and ac­com­pa­nied by Lord Mor­ris Glass­man from the La­bor Party, Leo Docherty, Head of the Mid­dle East Com­mit­tee of the rul­ing Con­ser­va­tive Party, and Gary Kent, the Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the All-Party Par­lia­men­tary Group.

Barzani met with the vis­it­ing del­e­ga­tion and dis­cussed the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in Mo­sul and Kirkuk Prov­inces of Iraq.

Barzani told the del­e­ga­tion that due to the re­cent as­sault by the fighters of the Is­lamic State of Iraq and Le­vant (ISIS) on the North­ern Iraqi Prov­inces, which are neigh­bor­ing the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, a huge se­cu­rity gap has been cre­ated in many ar­eas in Iraq es­pe­cially in the prov­inces bor­der­ing with Kur­dis­tan. What ag­gra­vated the sit­u­a­tion was the to­tal col­lapse of the Iraqi se­cu­rity or­ga­ni­za­tions which of course pro­tected those ar­eas from ISIS.

The Kur­dish Se­cu­rity Of­fi­cial told the UK Par­lia­ment mem­bers that the “ter­ror­ists” are not only a threat for Iraq and Kur­dis­tan, but they are also a big threat for all the Western and Mid­dle East­ern coun­tries, “hence we need sup­port from the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to counter ter­ror­ism.”

How­ever, ac­cord­ing to Barzani, such sup­port should not be harm­ful to any Iraqi com­po­nents.

Dur­ing the meet­ing the Kur­dish of­fi­cial ex­plained the mech­a­nisms used by the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Govern­ment (KRG) to counter the threats, pro­tect the se­cu­rity of the Re­gion and guar­an­tee­ing the lives of the cit­i­zens.

“Ad­di­tion­ally the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion has served as a safe haven for hun­dreds of thou­sands of refugees from Syria and in­ter­nally dis­placed people from other parts of Iraq,» con­cluded Mr. Mass­rour Barzani.

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