Kur­dish In­tel­li­gence Chief to brief the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE -

Mas­rour Barzani, Head of the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil of the Kur­dis­tan re­gion of Iraq, will visit Brussels to talk to the EU of­fi­cials.

Barzani will talk to the Euro­pean For­eign Af­fairs com­mit­tee about the Kur­dish fight against the Is­lamic State (ISIS) ter­ror­ists in Iraq and Kur­dis­tan, and the Pesh­merga Forces' needs in this war, hop­ing for more support from Europe.

Sev­eral coun­tries have started train­ing pro­grams to support Pesh­merga forces. Mas­rour Barzani has lob­bied for more heavy weapons from the West to de­feat the ex- trem­ist group.

Re­cently, Barzani told the New Yorker that Iraq ex­ists only in the minds of the peo­ple of the White House. “We need our own laws, our own rules, our own coun­try, and we are go­ing to get them.”

He said that the United States has pre­vented the Kurds from ac­quir­ing ad­vanced weapons in the past.

“We never got any of that. We’ve got Kalash­nikov ri­fles from the nine­teen-sev­en­ties. The Americans never gave us any­thing, and they’ve blocked us from ac­quir­ing new weapons."

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