President Barzani Meets US Senator Jack Reed
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.