Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with outgoing U.S. Major General Patrick Roberson of Operation Inherent Resolve

Chancellor and Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received today Major General Patrick Roberson for an in-depth exchange on political and security challenges in Iraq, Syria and the wider Middle East. Chancellor Barzani and Major General Roberson agreed that though ISIL’s physical presence has been reversed, the group still presents threats in Iraq and Syria and has the capacity to reorganize. Chancellor Barzani assured Major General Roberson that his successor Major General Eric Hill would receive the continued support of the Kurdistan Region and its security and intelligence services. He thanked him for his role in the anti-ISIL campaign and support to the Kurdistan Region.