WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded the bipartisan Senate passage of their resolution expressing the need for U.S. support and assistance to arm the Kurdish Peshmerga.

“The Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been a critical partner to the United States in our fight against ISIS, and they need our support,” said Senator Ernst. “Now more than ever, we need to unite behind these forces to combat the radical ideology and acts of terror carried out by an enemy we now know all too well. These horrific attacks cannot become the new normal and we must come together with our allies to achieve our common goal: to destroy ISIS.‎ This resolution recognizes that we must provide increased assistance to the Iraqi Kurds with additional U.S. weapons, and I remain committed to ensuring our country stands behind this important ally.”

“The Kurds are our strong ally and the most effective force we have fighting ISIL,” said Senator Boxer. “I am pleased that the Senate has unanimously passed this resolution to help ensure they get the support they need.” 

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