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Masrour Barzani: Iraq is ISIS Largest Donor

Masrour Barzani, head of the Kurdish region's National Security Council, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, July 19, 2014

Iraq itself is the largest ISIS donor, the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council Chancellor Masrour Barzani told a media delegation from Kuwait as published by al-Rai newspaper. “The terrorist group has been able to control advanced weapons as a result of Iraqi army’s withdrawal.” ISIS has controlled a large number of …

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Belgian PM Hailed KRG Welcome of IDPs

PM Barzani and Deputy Belgiam PM

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, yesterday received Belgian Government Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders and his accompanying delegation. Mr. Reynders introduced Belgium’s new Ambassador to Iraq, who will begin his duties in December. Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Reynders indicated his country aims to …

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Rand Paul, GOP Back Arming Kurds Against Islamic State

"The U.S. should not only directly arm Kurdish fighters, but also promise the Kurds a country."

Most Republican 2016 presidential contenders say they support arming Kurdish fighters in the campaign against the Islamic State, marking a clear departure from President Obama’s current foreign strategy and a welcome game plan among military analysts, who say arming the Kurds is a must-do to defeat the terror organization. The …

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Barzani Congratulates HDP on Election Success

A man waves the Kurdish flag to celebrate election results of the pro-Kurdish Peoples's Democracy Party in Diyarbakir.

The Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has congratulated the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) for their significant success in yesterday’s election in Turkey. In a statement released today, President Barzani congratulated the people of Turkey and the competing political parties on their achievements. He said: “The election proves that democratic …

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