01:25 GMT24 July 2021
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    3145
    Subscribe

    Head of Iraq’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Hemin Hawrami, said that he hopes deliveries of Russian equipment to Iraqi Kurds will continue in the future.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Iraqi Kurdistan is grateful to Russia for supplying it with arms and looks forward to continued cooperation in this area, the head of Iraq’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Hemin Hawrami, said Monday.

    "I would like to express our gratitude to Russia on the behalf of Iraqi Kurdistan for [its] help in the fight against Islamic terrorism. We hope that deliveries of equipment will continue in the future," Hawrami said at a press conference in Moscow.

    In March, Russia supplied the Iraqi Kurds with five ZU-23-2 twin-barreled anti-aircraft autocannons and 20,000 rounds of ammunition to help the Peshmerga militia in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) militant group, which is banned in many countries including Russia.

    According to Russian Ambassador to Iraq Ilya Morgunov, schedule of Moscow's arms deliveries to Iraqi Kurdistan was approved by and coordinated with the Baghdad authorities.

    Related:

    Iraqi Kurds Want More Military Aid Against Daesh Amid Growing US Support
    Iraqi Kurdistan Sees Turkish Power Shortages as Revenue Opportunity
    Iran Allies With US, Iraqi Kurdistan in Fight Against Daesh
    Iraqi Kurdistan Needs US to Develop Clear Plan for Retaking Mosul
    Tags:
    arms deliveries, war on terror, KDP, Hemin Hawrami, Russia, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq
    Community standardsDiscussion