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Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Prime Minister Masrour Barzani
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Prime Minister Masrour Barzani of Iraq’s Kurdistan region today in Davos, Switzerland.

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January 16, 2024 

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with the Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani 

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Prime Minister Masrour Barzani of Iraq’s Kurdistan region today in Davos, SwitzerlandSullivan 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 oldSullivan 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 livelihoodsSullivan expressed appreciation for the Kurdistan region’s strong partnership with the United States and reaffirmed U.S. support.