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    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.

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