Iran set weapon “Peshmerga” militant Kurdish formations fighting in Iraq with the Islamic State (IS) militants RIA News with reference to Reuters.
"We asked for weapons, and Iran was the first country to provide it to us."- said the head of autonomous Kurdistan Massud Barzani at a press conference.
Last Sunday, representatives of Iraq and Iran discussed the measures necessary to destroy the radical militants from the Islamic State terrorist group. On the part of Iraq, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi attended the talks in Baghdad, and on the part of Iran, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was present. During the meeting, the parties came to the understanding that the "militants of the IS" are a danger to the entire region, and it is necessary to make global efforts to eliminate the so-called Islamic state. "
The agency recalls that "IG" emerged and operated mainly in Syria, where it fought against government forces and gained "fame" for one of the most violent groups in the Middle East. " A few months ago, the Islamists sharply intensified their activities in neighboring Iraq, where in a short time they managed to seize vast territory.
Thousands of “infidels” have already died at the hands of the radicals, including Shiites, Christians, Yezidi Kurds.