Pres­i­dent Barzani Meets US Se­na­tor Jack Reed

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani meet with US Se­na­tor Jack Reed, rank­ing mem­ber of the Se­nate Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee.

The Pres­i­dent and the US Se­na­tor dis­cussed the progress of the fight against ISIS ter­ror­ists, and US and coali­tion sup­port for the pesh­merga forces in this fight.

Se­na­tor Reed, who was ac­com­pa­nied by US Am­bas­sador to Iraq Stu­art Jones, praised the lead­er­ship of Pres­i­dent Barzani and the brav­ery and sac­ri­fices of the pesh­merga forces in push­ing back ISIS ter­ror­ists. He said the United States would con­tinue to help the pesh­merga forces in pro­vid­ing air sup­port, train­ing and with the pro­vi­sion of arms. He added that the peo­ple of the United States have deep ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the sac­ri­fices made by the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan in con­fronting ISIS ter­ror­ists and for their gen­eros­ity in pro­vid­ing refuge many in­ter­nally dis­placed peo­ple from other parts of Iraq.

Pres­i­dent Barzani thanked the US se­na­tor and the Amer­i­can peo­ple for their sup­port of Kur­dis­tan. The Pres­i­dent said that fight­ing the ISIS ter­ror­ists can­not be the re­spon­si­bil­ity of Kur­dis­tan and the mem­bers of the in­ter­na­tional coali­tion alone; other coun­tries, he said, must also step up their ef­forts. He said that other coun­tries must help to stop the flow of ISIS fighters, and also to dry up their sources of fund­ing.

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