12:28 GMT24 September 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    The delegation of Iraqi Kurdistan have discussed possible future deliveries of Russian-made weaponry to the Peshmerga militia, Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Barham Salih said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The delegation met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov on Monday to discuss the situation in the Middle East and the Kurds' participation in intra-Syrian talks in Geneva.

    "We discussed a wide range of issues with Mr. Lavrov and other Russian officials. I emphasized the need to help the Peshmerga forces that are on the frontlines of the fight against the Islamic State," Salih, who is a former Iraqi Kurdistan prime minister, told RIA Novosti.

    "We appreciate everything that Russia has already done for us, but we are hoping that this support could be expanded," Salih said.


    United They Stand: ‘Majority of Kurds in Syria Against Splitting Country’
    Erdogan Tries to 'Prevent Kurds From Participating in Syria Peace Talks'
    Syrian Kurds Want Jaysh Al-Islam to be on UN 'Terrorist List'
    military aid, Kurds, Sergei Lavrov, Iraq, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion