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

Chancellor Masrour Barzani today received U.S. Major General Patrick Roberson of Operation Inherent Resolve and discussed a wide range of issues concerning latest military developments in Iraq and Syria, with a particular emphasis on the ongoing anti-ISIL campaign. In the lengthy meeting, Chancellor Barzani emphasized the need for Kurdish political forces in Syria to work in an inclusive and cooperative spirit. In that regard, he expressed readiness to help advance a political settlement among Kurdish factions. Chancellor Barzani and Major General Roberson also discussed mechanisms necessary to stop further suffering and displacement of the Syrian peoples, including Kurds. On Iraq, both reviewed the importance of continued U.S. engagement with Iraqi Security Forces, including Peshmerga Forces, to prevent a resurgence of terrorism.