Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Director of Kurdistan Coordination Center (KCC)

Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today Director of the Kurdistan Coordination Center General Gregory Anderson to discuss recent political and military developments. During the meeting, Chancellor Barzani expressed serious concern that Iran’s missile attack in Koya on Saturday is especially de-stabilizing. Both officials also reviewed instability in the disputed territories, with particular emphasis on Kirkuk. They agreed that confidence building measures between Peshmerga Forces and Iraqi Security Forces on one hand and the implementation of Article 140 on the other is necessary to address security vacuums, normalize the situation and reach a final political settlement in line with the Iraqi Constitution. Chancellor Barzani welcomed the Global Coalition’s strong commitment to Peshmerga Forces, including train and equip efforts and reforms in the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs.