Barzani, US delegation discuss post-ISIS era
Masoud Barzani, the President of Kurdistan Region, met with a US delegation consisting of Stewart Johns, the US ambassador to Iraq and Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, the head of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) and a number of diplomatic and military officials on Saturday, June 11th, in Erbil.
The fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Fallujah and other areas in Iraq was discussed in the meeting, and the US delegation briefed president Barzani on the coalition's military plans for eliminating IS in Iraq and Syria.
They also exchanged views on the Mosul offensive and the post-ISIS phases in the city, insisting on the participation of all components of Mosul in recapturing the city.
The cooperation between Peshmerga and the inter- national coalition as well as the US financial assistance to Peshmerga forces were also on the agenda.
President Barzani's Statement on Media Attacks by Gorran
Barzani dismissed a personal media campaign waged by the Gorran Movement, and urged the people of Kurdistan to refrain from responding to this slanderous campaign and to instead support efforts towards independence and the brave peshmerga forces on the fight against ISIS.
“The priority for all of us should now be realizing independence, supporting the peshmerga in the fight against ISIS, improving the welfare of the people, and confronting corruption. Those who undermine the unity of the peo- ple, and undermine peace and security of Kurdistan, and try to bring on catastrophes upon people, will face justice,” said the President.
Barzani Receives Former President of the Syrian National Coalition
Masoud Barzani, president of Kurdistan Region received on Thursday the former president of the Syrian National Coalition Sheikh Ahmed al-Jarba.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the political and security situation in Syria, the developments and changes and the position of the international community and regional countries positions on the Syrian crisis.
The meeting also highlighted the critical situation in Syria and the relationship between armed factions and forces in the field inside Syria and the situation on the battlefield .