Some 1,000 fighters of the Ezidkhan Protection Force were officially put under the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry in March 2017. Shasho is head of the Yezidi Democratic Party.
Canada had promised the delivery of arms – that included grenade launches, sniper rifles, anti-tank weapons – over two years ago, but the shipment was held up for months by a Baghdad reluctant to sign off on the transfer. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in March that the weapons could go to Iraqi forces or to support a NATO training mission.
We aim to provide an audit of their needs to prompt interest in boosting their capacity as well as trade and investment links which requires urgent reform of the UK visa application system.
The representative of the Social Democratic Party of Germany said the Kurds and Peshmerga had fought ISIS and extremists on behalf of the world, and that is why it was important for the West to support them, and for that support to continue.
Acting Peshmerga Minister Karim Sinjari held meetings with two separate delegations from the UK and the US in which they discussed the situation in the disputed areas, Yawar detailed.