Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region’s National Security Council, Masrour Barzani, welcomed the representative of the UK Prime minister, Lieutenant General Sir Simon Vincent Mayall 28th February.
Barzani spoke about Peshmerga successes in the conflict with Islamic State (IS) militants, and explained that the Kurdistan Region needs the UK to increase its role in the coalition by donating heavy weapons and armoured vehicles to the Peshmerga.
“Kurdistan is going through terrible financial and humanitarian situations currently,” he said.
General Mayall announced that the UK will provide Kurdistan with improvised explosive device (IED) clearance equipment next week, as part of its role in the coalition.
He assured Barzani that the demands of the Kurdistan Region for more weapons are being considered by the UK, “We are committed to support the Kurdistan Region, and you have friends in London.”