Peshmerga fighters' military vehicles are positioned at their post in the strategic Jalawla area, in Diyala province August 25, 2014. (AFP Photo/Ali al-Saadi)
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Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Irbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdish region.The Iranian foreign minister held talks with Barzani Tuesday, one day after visiting senior Shiite preachers in southern Iraq.Neither Zarif nor Barzani gave any details whether weapons supplied to Kurdish peshmerga forces had been routed through the central government or given directly to Kurdish forces.Zarif denied that Iran and the United States were discussing Iraq as part of talks between Iran and Western powers about Iran's nuclear program.
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