Monday 28 March 2022

KRG and US Congress discuss Iraq government formation and missile attack

Washington, DC, USA ( – The Kurdistan Regional Government Representation met with several members and staff of the US Congress to discuss political negotiations on the formation of the next Iraqi government, rulings by the Iraqi federal court and the missile attack on the Kurdistan Region.

KRG envoy Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman met with Representatives Lisa McClain, Veronica Escobar, and Mike Gallagher (pictured), members of the House Armed Services Committee; Markwayne Mullin, member of the Energy and Intelligence Committees; and Chris Stewart, member of the Appropriations and Intelligence Committees and Co-Chair of the Kurdish American Congressional Caucus.

She also met with the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and staff of various senior senators and House representatives.

In these meetings, Ms. Abdul Rahman and the KRG team updated members of Congress on recent developments and sought US support for air defense after a missile attack on a residential area of Erbil on March 13. Members of Congress expressed their concern and support for the Kurdistan Region and their commitment to ensure the peshmerga forces remain equipped and ready to face future threats.