Pres­i­dent Barzani and Gen. Austin op­ti­mistic about de­feat­ing IS

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani held a meet­ing with the Com­man­der of the United States Cen­tral Com­mand, Gen­eral Lloyd Austin along with a num­ber of U.S. mil­i­tary and diplo­matic per­son­nel. Gen­eral Austin started by ex­press­ing his con­dem­na­tion of the ter­ror­ist attack last Fri­day in Er­bil and added that the Is­lamic State can­not af­fect the morale of the Pesh­merga forces who have demon­strated their brav­ery through the mil­i­tary vic­to­ries against the ter­ror­ists in the past eight months.

Pres­i­dent Barzani and Gen­eral Austin dis­cussed the cur­rent mili- tary sit­u­a­tion in Iraq in gen­eral and in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion in par­tic­u­lar. The Pres­i­dent em­pha­sized on the great role of the United States and other coali­tion part­ners for their sup­port of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, adding that the grat­i­tude is shared by the lead­er­ship and the peo­ple of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Gen­eral Austin and Pres­i­dent Barzani ex­pressed op­ti­mism about the ul­ti­mate de­feat of the ter­ror­ists in the near fu­ture, stat­ing that the ter­ror­ists are al­ready show­ing great signs of weak­ness and dis­in­te­gra­tion.

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