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Kurdistan leader thanks Iran for backing Iraqi Kurds

President of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani

The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has praised Iran for supporting Iraqi Kurds under the current tough circumstances as ISIL terrorists are wreaking havoc on the Arab country.

In a letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani published by local media on Sunday, Masoud Barzani thanked the Islamic Republic for throwing its weight behind Iraqi Kurds in the face of the ongoing crisis fueled by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

The Kurdish leader further said friendly relations and mutual Tehran-Erbil cooperation will definitely consolidate peaceful co-existence between neighboring Iranian and Kurdish people.

Kurdish media reports say Tehran has dispatched shipments of humanitarian aid, including food and medicine, to Iraq’s Kurdistan region since the ISIL militants began their terrorist operations in the northern parts of the Arab country in early June.

Barzani’s comments come as Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi troops continue to clash with the ISIL militants in northern Iraq.

Kurdish officials said Peshmerga forces had recently managed to drive the ISIL terrorists out of the towns of Guwair and Makhmur in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh.

Some Kurdish media have underscored the significant role of Iranian forces and the Iraqi army in liberating the areas from the ISIL’s grip. The media reports say Iranian forces have a decisive presence on the battlefield of the fight against Takfiri terrorists.

By Press TV


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