Washington DC, USA (us.gov.krd) – Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the KRG Representative to the United States, met with Senator Markwayne Mullin on April 19, 2023, to discuss security challenges in Iraq and Syria and cooperation between the Peshmerga and US and Coalition forces.
Senator Mullin, Republican of Oklahoma, is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and has previously expressed his support for the role of Kurdistan in the fight against ISIS.
He and Ms. Abdul Rahman discussed the threat posed by tens of thousands of ISIS terrorists and affiliates who are in detention and displacement camps in Northeast Syria. They also discussed the needs of the peshmerga forces for training, equipment, and other support, which the United States continues to provide.
Ms. Abdul Rahman thanked Senator Mullin and his fellow members of Congress for their support for Kurdistan and invited him to visit the region.