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January 16, 2024

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with the PM of Iraq’s KR, Masrour Barzani

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January 16, 2024

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Prime Minister Masrour Barzani of Iraq’s Kurdistan region today in Davos, Switzerland.  Sullivan strongly condemned Iran’s reckless ballistic missile attacks the previous day in the capital city of the Kurdistan region, Erbil, and offered condolences for the tragic deaths of four civilians in these attacks, including an infant less than one year old.  Sullivan and Barzani also discussed the importance of resuming oil exports and maintaining financial flows from federal Iraq to the Kurdistan region in support of the region’s stability and livelihoods.  Sullivan expressed appreciation for the Kurdistan region’s strong partnership with the United States and reaffirmed U.S. support.