Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chaired a cabinet meeting to discuss several domestic issues, including security, and strongly denounced the Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) attack on Peshmerga Forces in the town of Chamanke in the Duhok province.
The Prime Minister, joined by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and his Cabinet, condemned the act and stressed that Peshmerga forces have a mandate to protect the constitutional and federal status of the Kurdistan Region. He noted that any attack on Peshmerga forces constitutes an attack on the Kurdistan Region, its institutions and its people.
The Kurdistan Regional Government affirmed the Kurdistan Region’s commitment to peace and security in the region and issued a warning against the escalation of violence and conflict within its borders, asserting the Kurdistan Region maintains the right to defend itself against threats to its territorial integrity.
Read the official statement here.