The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council expresses concern over an US administration ban on Iraqi people, which also includes visitors from Kurdistan.
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on banning people from seven Muslim countries to enter the United States. The Kurds, which have been a strong US ally in the Middle East and have been a crucial part of the war against ISIS, are also blocked from entering the US.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Masrour Barzani said: We are not happy. We are the ones that are fighting ISIS.” He added, “We are fighting the same enemy on the same front line, and I don’t think it’s right to hold a nation to account for just a few individuals.”
Also with regards to the independence of Kurdistan from Iraq, Chancellor Masrour Barzani said: “We are forced to be Iraqis, and then we are penalized for being Iraqis. So you sort that out.”