Mas­rour Barzani: Pesh­merga armed with in­suf­fi­cient old weapons

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

In a meet­ing with the Bri­tish Am­bas­sador to Iraq, the Head of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Mas­rour Barzani re­quested that the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity pro­vide the Pesh­merga with more weapons.

Barzani met with Am­bas­sador Frank Baker on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 16, 2015 to dis­cuss the lat­est se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in Iraq and the fight against Is­lamic State mil­i­tants.

Barzani asked the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to sup­port the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion with fur­ther mil­i­tary aid say­ing, "The Pesh­merga are sac­ri­fic­ing their lives. They have in­suf­fi­cient weapons, and even those are too old.

"We be­lieve that the cen­tral gov­ern­ment in Bagh­dad can­not solve this is­sue, we have ex­pe­ri­ence of that.”

Baker up­dated Barzani on the coali­tion air strikes against IS and told him that the UK will send more mine dis­posal equip­ment and other mil­i­tary hard­ware to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion within the next few weeks, and con­tinue to train the Pesh­merga.

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