Iraq: KRG denies receiving Russian arms

KRG spokesman says ‘we did not receive even a single bullet’

Iraq: KRG denies receiving Russian arms

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) denied what Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said about sending weapons to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

Safin Dizayi, KRG’s spokesman, said that the KRG “did not receive even a single bullet.”

KRG said it is waiting for an official response from Russia via its consulate in Iraq.

Dizayi added that Russia did not seek permission from the Kurdish government regarding use of Iraq’s airspace in its attacks in Syria, demanding that KRG be included in talks. 

Russia began carrying out airstrikes in war-torn Syria on Sept. 30. According to the Kremlin, the strikes are aimed at supporting the Assad regime -- an ally of Russia’s -- against ISIL.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Ekim 2015, 17:47