President Barzani Receives a United States Delegation | |
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, ( President Masoud Barzani received a United States government delegation headed by Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Counter ISIS. The delegation also included the United States ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Douglas Silliman.

During the meeting President Barzani and Mr. McGurk spoke of the latest developments in the operations against the terrorists of the Islamic State, particularly the progress that has been made in Mosul. President Barzani reiterated his position of the significance of planning for post-liberation Mosul.

Mr. McGurk made reference to the role of the Peshmerga forces in the global effort to eliminate the terrorists of the Islamic State and added that their role has been of major importance. He also conveyed his message of condolence to the families and loved ones of the Peshmerga forces who were perished during this global war against the terrorists of the Islamic State.

The two sides spoke of the relations between Baghdad and Erbil and how the military coordination between the Iraqi and Peshmerga forces have thus far been excellent