Masrour Barzani: We are forced to be Iraqis

Top Kurdish official has criticized the travel ban by the United State imposed on Iraqi passport holders, saying that Kurds are forced to be Iraqis and they are now being “penalized” for this undesired situation.
In his most recent interview with the BuzzFeed, Masrour Barzani, the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has said that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, one of the most effective and reliable force for the US, is also being affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Iraqi passport holders from entering the US.
He said that Kurds, among them the Peshmerga, are also concerned with the initiative.
“We are not happy. We are the ones that are fighting ISIS,” Barzani stressed out. “We are fighting the same enemy on the same front line, and I don’t think it is right to hold a nation to account for just a few individuals.”
“We are forced to be Iraqis, and then we are penalized for being Iraqis. So you sort that out.”

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