VIDEO: US Secretary of Defense met with Barzani

James Mattis' visit follows a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad on Tuesday.
author_image Sangar Ali

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Erbil on Tuesday to meet with Kurdistan Region officials.

His visit follows a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad earlier today.

Mattis is expected to discuss the latest developments in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) with the Kurdish officials.

Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy, also accompanied Mattis along with other US diplomats.

The Secretary of Defense and his accompanying delegation met with the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani and other Kurdish officials.