Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Major General Walter Piatt of Operation Inherent Resolve
Chancellor Masrour Barzani met today with Major General Walter Piatt of Operation Inherent Resolve as part of their regular consultations. They discussed issues of importance to Iraqi Kurdistan-US military cooperation, particularly the anti-ISIL campaign and training, equipment and support for Peshmerga Forces. Chancellor Barzani and Major General Piatt also discussed ISIL activities in Kirkuk, Mosul and Anbar, as well as the group’s remaining pockets in Syria. During the meeting, they reviewed the need for Iraqi Security Forces-Peshmerga Forces coordination in disputed territories to prevent further instability. Developments in Syria and upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections were also part of their conversation. Both officials agreed to maintain a close relationship in the important period ahead and look forward to future consultations on issues of mutual concern.