US Secretary of State Blinken reaffirms to PM Barzani US commitment to Iraq, Kurdistan Region
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, held a discussion by telephone on Friday.
They “spoke at length” about “issues of shared interest and concern,” the KRG readout of their conversation explained. “Both strongly condemned rocket and drone attacks against the Kurdistan Region, Iraqi bases, and global coalition forces.”
Blinken “reaffirmed the US commitment to the stability of Iraq and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region,” according to the official US readout. In a tweet, Blinken described the conversation as “productive,” explaining that he had reaffirmed the US “partnership” with the Kurdistan Region.
Had a productive call with Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today to reaffirm our partnership and discuss attacks in the IKR. The U.S. will continue to work with Iraq to address their security challenges and protect…