Ambassador Jones, Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk, Consul General Mitman & LT. General Terry Meet Former Iraqi President Jalal Tala

On August 8, 2015, Ambassador Stuart Jones, Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk, Consul General Matthias Mitman, and Lieutenant General James Terry visited former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani at his home in Sulaimaniyah.

Ambassador Jones and the delegation reaffirmed U.S. commitment to continued cooperation with Iraqi Kurdish forces in the fight to degrade and defeat ISIL. They commended KRG officials for their coordination with the Government of Iraq and Coalition members in the fight against ISIL and praised the contributions of Peshmerga forces.

The U.S. delegation praised President Talabani’s historic role in the Iraqi political process and wished him good health.

For more information please contact the U.S. Consulate General Erbil Press Office at 07704431653.