US welcomes Iraq-Kurd leader Barzani's resignation
30 Oct 2017 - 17:51
Washington: The United States commended former Iraqi-Kurdish president Massud Barzani's decision to step down on Monday, pledging to work closely with his nephew and prime minister Nechirvan Barzani.
"Barzani is a historic figure and courageous leader of his people, most recently in our common fight to destroy ISIS," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, a day after Barzani's resignation.
"This decision represents an act of statesmanship during a difficult period."