The US visitors have met with Kurdish President Masoud Barzani, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, along with veteran Peshmerga commander Mohammad Haji Mahmoud, and other Kurdish officials.
Masrour Barzani, Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, described the meeting on Twitter as “productive,” saying they discussed progress in the war against ISIS and “plans for the day after.”
Kushner, on his first trip to Iraq, came on the invitation of Dunford, “to meet with Iraqi leaders, senior US advisors, and visit with US forces in the field to receive an update on the status of the counter-ISIS campaign in Iraq and Syria,” according to a press statement.
Trump’s advisor and son-in-law “is travelling on behalf of the President to express the President’s support and commitment to the Government of Iraq and US personnel currently engaged in the campaign,” the press statement detailed.
Masrour Barzani with Jared Kushner. Photo: Masrour Barzani/Twitter
Masrour Barzani with Gen. Dunford. Photo: Masrour Barzani/Twitter
Jared Kushner and Gen. Dunford visited Hammam al-Alil base, south of Mosul, on Monday. Photo: Joint Chiefs of Staff/Twitter