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Kurdish officials congratulate Trump, hope for greater engagement with US

By Rudaw 9/11/2016
Donald Trump becomes America's next president. Photo: AP.
Donald Trump becomes America's next president. Photo: AP.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Officials in the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump for winning the presidency and expressed hope that he will increase US support for the Kurdish people and Peshmerga fighters.


Masrour Barzani, head of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council, congratulated Trump and reminded him that the Kurds have been America’s staunchest partners in the fight against terror.


“I congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next U.S. President.”  Barzani tweeted on Wednesday


“We hope the president-elect will increase support to the Peshmerga and the Kurdish people as the most reliable, effective and trusted ally in the war on terrorism,” he added.

The Peshmerga have been fighting alongside the Iraqi Army in the ongoing offensive to liberate Mosul from ISIS.


Safeen Dizayee, spokesman of the Kurdistan Regional Government, tweeted that he looked forward to continued partnership with the United States under Trump.


“Congratulations to Mr.Trump on running a successful election campaign, we look forward to our continued partnership with the United States,” he said on his twitter account.

Hemin Hawrami, head of President Masoud Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), expressed hope that the new US president would increase US engagement and support for the Peshmerga.


“Warmly congratulate Donald Trump for his election. We do hope US will be more engaged and directly arm, train and support Peshmerga,” Hawrami said.


Falah Mustafa, head of the KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations, also congratulated the man who will become America’s 45th president.


“I congratulate the people of the United States of America on a successful election and President-elect Donald Trump on his victory,” said Mustafa.



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Muraz Adzhoev | 9/11/2016
The elected new US President Donald Tramp, most likely, becomes the first world leader who will start direct overwhelming military, political and humanitarian support of sovereignly independent, territorially again reintegrated, democratic and secular Kurdistan. Pentagon already gets the opportunity to encrease the scale and the quality of military cooperation with Kurdistan.
Adam | 9/11/2016
Its a good news for Kurdish people i think.. at least we have hope that Trump may seriously support our struggle unlike coward Obama and Hilary Clinton.
Nav | 9/11/2016
90% portability of a new war in the Middle East if Trump goes through with even half the things he promised in his campaign. He has been very insistent that he will scrap the Iran nuclear deal, and that he'll help Putin and Assad crush ISIS AND the rebels! yes he calls the saudi/turkish backed "rebels" for what they truly are (jihadists) and not "the moderate opposition"
R Ahmad | 9/11/2016
Congratulation to the new USA president, Donalt Trump.
The Kurdish Boy | 9/11/2016
As a Kurd, I can say that the Kurdish natipn is supportive of the Wesstern civilization whose values of humanity stand very close to our hearts and minds.I have the feeling that the new American president is a champion of these shared values and he will support the Kurdish fight for freedom and independence. Long live the Kurdish-Americam friendship .

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