Obama and Barzani meet at the White House

Obama and Bi­den praised the brav­ery of the Kur­dish forces in coun­ter­ing the IS.

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The White House stated that Obama and Bi­den met with Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani Tues­day and praised the Kur­dish Pesh­merga vic­to­ries over the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ists.

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den and pres­i­dent of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, Ma­soud Barzani, dis­cussed a range of is­sues in­clud­ing the cam­paign to de­grade and ul­ti­mately de­stroy the Is­lamic State and the sta­tus of on­go­ing po­lit­i­cal ini­tia­tives to ad­dress the needs of the Iraqi peo­ple and foster co­op­er­a­tion across all com­mu­ni­ties in the war-torn coun­try, said a state­ment re­leased af­ter the talks.

The state­ment added that Obama and Bi­den em­pha­sized the ter­ri­to­rial in­tegrity of Iraq.

“Pres­i­dent Obama and Vice Pres­i­dent Bi­den reaf­firmed the United States’ strong and con­tin­ued sup­port to the Iraqi Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and the Kur­dish peo­ple. They also reaf­firmed the United States’ en­dur­ing com­mit­ment un­der the Strate­gic Frame­work Agree­ment to a united, fed­eral and demo­cratic Iraq, as de­fined in the Iraqi con­sti­tu­tion,” the White House said.

Obama and Bi­den also praised the brav­ery of the Kur­dish forces in coun­ter­ing the IS.

“Pres­i­dent Barzani thanked Pres­i­dent Obama and Vice Pres­i­dent Bi­den for the sig­nif­i­cant mil­i­tary sup­port that the United States has pro­vided to the Kur­dish Pesh­merga in co­or­di­na­tion with the Iraqi gov­ern­ment and the Iraqi Se­cu­rity Forces, in­clud­ing the mil­i­tary ac­tion taken to pro­tect Er­bil and other parts of Iraqi Kur­dis­tan fol­low­ing the fall of Mo­sul,” the White House said.

Pres­i­dent Barzani headed for the US on Satur­day, ac­com­pa­nied by a high-level KRG del­e­ga­tion.

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