The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called to congratulate Nechirvan Barzani on his election as President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. The Secretary expressed appreciation for the President-elect’s leadership in resolving outstanding Baghdad-Erbil issues according to the Iraqi constitution’s framework for dialogue. The Secretary urged continued joint operations by Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga against ISIS. Finally, the Secretary underscored continued U.S. commitment to our Iraqi partners, including those in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.