Middle East Perry, Iraqi Kurdish leader discuss energy ties, Iran

Perry, Iraqi Kurdish leader discuss energy ties, Iran

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference after meeting with Iraqi President Barham Salih in Baghdad, Iraq December 11, 2018.

 U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday that he had discussed energy cooperation with Iraqi Kurdish leader Masrour Barzani.

“My final meeting in Iraq was with masrour_barzani, Chancellor of Kurdistan Security Council, where we continued discussions on the importance of energy collaboration and the role that Kurdistan plays in an energy secure Iraq and eliminating the influence of Iran,” he said.

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