Shafaq News / A high-ranking American diplomatic and military delegation headed by the Special Assistant to the US President and the Coordinator for Security Affairs in the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk, during his reception by the Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, confirmed on Wednesday that the new US administration is very well aware of the situation and problems in Iraq and the region And that his country will remain committed to that partnership with the Kurdistan Region and its other allies.
A statement by Barzani’s headquarters reported to Shafaq News said that on Wednesday, he received in the resort of Salah al-Din in Erbil, a joint delegation from the White House, the State Department and the US Department of Defense, consisting of the Special Assistant to the US President and the Coordinator for Security Affairs in the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk, and a senior advisor US Secretary of State Derek Shuli, Assistant Deputy Secretary of State for Middle East and North Africa Affairs Dana Stroll, and a number of other advisers in the US administration.
The statement indicated that the meeting, which took place in the presence of members of the political bureau of the Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari and Mahmoud Muhammad, sent the guest delegation special greetings from President Biden and the US foreign and defense ministers to Barzani, and they also gave their appreciation for the participation and coordination between the Kurdistan Region and America during the past years, pointing out that the guest delegation He stressed that the new US administration is very well aware of the situation and problems in Iraq and the region, and that their country will remain committed to that partnership with the Kurdistan Region and its other allies.
The statement added that Barzani expressed during the meeting his thanks to America, which since the beginning of the nineties of the last century has played a prominent role in providing a safe zone for the people of Kurdistan, and also expressed his thanks and appreciation for the role that Washington played in helping the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in the war against ISIS.
He also indicated that the two sides exchanged views during the meeting on the political situation in the region, the Iraqi political process and the upcoming Iraqi elections, noting that they discussed challenges to the Iraqi political process, relations between the region and Baghdad and stability in Iraq.
The statement added that ISIS and the threats of terrorism were another focus of the meeting, and on the threats of ISIS Barzani told the guest delegation that the threats of terrorism and ISIS in Iraq and the region still exist, because the reasons that have become the cause of the emergence and bullying of ISIS have not been addressed until now.