Mas­rour Barzani: We Are the Most Ef­fec­tive Force on Ground

The US del­e­ga­tion called on the Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties to pro­tect the unity of Kur­dis­tan

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Iraqi Kur­dis­tan’s se­cu­rity is on US top pri­or­ity, said the US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s Deputy Spe­cial En­voy to the Global Coali­tion to Counter ISIS Brett McGurk, in a meet­ing with the Chan­cel­lor of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Mas­rour Barzani on Mon­day, Au­gust 17, 2015.

McGurk was ac­com­pa­nied by the US Con­sul Gen­eral in Er­bil Mathias Mit­mann and a num­ber of diplo­mats and mil­i­tary of­fi­cers.

The meet­ing fo­cused on the se­cu­rity and politi- cal is­sues in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, Iraq and the Mid­dle East as well as the de­vel­op­ments in the war against ISIS.

Both agreed on the need of a larger in­ter­na­tional en­gage­ment and sup­port for the fight­ing ac­tors on the grounds by mem­bers of the Coali­tion. “The Kur­dis­tan Re­gion is an ac­tive ally of US,” said the Am­bas­sador, em­pha­siz­ing on US’s con­tin­ued sup­port to the Pesh­marga forces. He ex­pressed the Amer­i­can’s re­spect for the losses of the Pesh­marga in this war.

On his part, Mas­rour Barzani re­minded of the needs of the Pesh­marga forces in this war. “We as Kurds are proud that we are the most ef­fec­tive and ac­tive force against ISIS ter­ror­ists.”

They also dis­cussed the in­ter­nal po­lit­i­cal is­sues in Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. The vis­it­ing del­e­ga­tion reem­pha­sized on the need of di­a­logue and un­der­stand­ing for the is­sues of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and said that the se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity of the Re­gion is of US vi­tal im­por­tance and pri­or­ity.

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