Maintenance. We are currently updating the site. Please check back shortly

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Inform - Connect - Empower

White House: Biden relayed Obama's aid offer to Kurdistan's Barzani

Source: Reuters - Fri, 8 Aug 2014 02:04 GMT
Author: Reuters
hum-ref
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email Print
Leave us a comment

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden phoned Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani on Thursday to discuss Kurdish forces protecting the city of Arbil and the emergency situation facing Yezidi refugees in northern Iraq, the White House said.

"Vice President Biden relayed President Obama's offer of humanitarian assistance for the Yezidis and reaffirmed his commitment to take whatever actions necessary to protect Americans in Erbil, including targeted airstrikes," the White House said in a statement. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus
Most Popular
TOPICAL CONTENT
Topical content
LATEST SLIDESHOW

Latest slideshow

See allSee all
FEATURED JOBS
Featured jobs