Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani stated that the US government will continue supporting the Kurdistan Region.
In a press briefing to the media yesterday, both Deputy Prime Minister Talabani and Karim Sinjari, Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga Affairs, highlighted the outcome of the Kurdistan Regional Government delegation’s visit, headed by Mr Talabani, to Washington.
Deputy Prime Minister Talabani stated that the meetings with the US officials covered four main areas, which included the war against the Islamic State terrorist organisation, ISIS, the financial crises which Kurdistan Region currently faces, the issue of a large number of refugees and internally displaced persons who took refuge in Kurdistan, and the relations between Erbil and Baghdad.
During the conference, which was also attended by Safeen Dizayee, KRG Spokesperson, Minister Sinjari noted that the KRG delegation to Washington requested financial and military aid for the Peshmerga forces.
Deputy Prime Minister Talabani and Minister Sinjari stressed that the United States has reaffirmed its support to the Kurdistan Region.
Regarding the recent political problems in Baghdad, Deputy Prime Minister Talabani said that Washington values Kurdish lawmakers and politicians stance by taking an impartial attitude in the current political crisis in Baghdad.