U.S. mil­i­tary aid con­tinue

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Kur­dis­tan Re­gion's Prime Min­is­ter, Nechir­van Barzani, re­ceived a num­ber of se­nior U.S of­fi­cials in Er­bil and dis­cussed the cur­rent se­cu­rity de­vel­op­ments in the Re­gion and the coun­try as a whole.

On Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 8, 2014, PM Barzani re­ceived U.S. Con­gress­man Stephen Lynch of South Bos­ton, and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion of ad­vi­sors and mem­bers of the U.S. Gen­eral Con­sulate in Er­bil.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Lynch told Barzani that a large num­ber of his fel­low con­gress­men and friends of Kur­dis­tan in the U.S. are to visit the Re­gion and see the sit­u­a­tions by them­selves. He also said there are a lot of ef­forts by rep­re­sen­ta­tives from both the Repub­li­can and Demo­cratic par­ties to support Kur­dis­tan Re­gion in its fight against the ter­ror­ist group of Is­lamic State ISIS, as Kurds are good part­ners to the U.S. and have proved to pro­tect eth­nic and re­li­gious com­mu­ni­ties and re­spect hu­man rights.

PM Barzani gave Lynch a brief up­date on the se­cu­rity and hu­man­i­tar­ian sit­u­a­tion in the Re­gion and ex­pressed his peo­ple's grat­i­tude to­wards the Americans and their gov­ern­ment for their con­tin­u­ous support and help.

Barzani talked about the ad­vances and vic­to­ries the Pesh­marga forces achieved against ISIS and said that they need heavy weapons to fight ISIS ter­ror­ists more ef­fec­tively.

PM Barzani also met on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 4, another U.S. del­e­ga­tion, con­sist­ing of Gen­eral John Allen, Pres­i­dent Obama's spe­cial en­voy for the In­ter­na­tional Coali­tion against ISIS, Stu­art E. Jones, the new U.S. am­bas­sador to Iraq, who vis­ited Kur­dis­tan for the first time, Brett H. McGurk, as­sis­tant Deputy Sec­re­tary of State for Iraq and Joseph Pen­ning­ton, the U.S. Gen­eral Con­sule in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

PM Barzani wel­comed the del­e­ga­tion and also con­grat­u­lated the U.S. for lead­ing the in­ter­na­tional coali­tion against ISIS and re­it­er­ated his gov­ern­ment's full support for the coali­tion in their fight against ter­ror­ism. He also con­grat­u­lated Am­bas­sador Jones for his new po­si­tion and wished him all suc­cess.

The at­ten­dants of the meet­ing dis­cussed the lat­est se­cu­rity and hu­man­i­tar­ian up­dates, and the U.S. del­e­ga­tion con­firmed that their coun­try will con­tinue to de­liver hu­man­i­tar­ian aid to the huge num­ber of refugees and dis­placed fam­i­lies in the Re­gion and that they will also con­tinue to of­fer and help the Pesh­marga forces in or­der to con­tinue their fight against ISIS.

The del­e­ga­tion hailed the courage and de­ter­mi­na­tion of the Pesh­marga forces in pro­tect­ing their lands against ISIS and also sent their con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of the martyrs who lost their lives in their fight for their coun­try.

They also dis­cussed the ne­ces­sity of re­gain­ing con­trol over the ar­eas cur­rently con­trolled by ISIS, and mak­ing it pos­si­ble for the dis­placed fam­i­lies to re­turn back to their homes.

PM Barzani con­veyed Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani's re­gards to the U.S. of­fi­cials and re­it­er­ated their grat­i­tude for the con­tin­u­ous support the U.S. is of­fer­ing Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and its peo­ple.

On Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 8, 2014, PM Barzani re­ceived U.S. Con­gress­man Stephen Lynch of South Bos­ton, and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion of ad­vi­sors and mem­bers of the U.S. Gen­eral Con­sulate in Er­bil.

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