Shafaq News/ Kurdistan’s Prime Minister, Masrour Barzani, mourned the former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died on Monday.
“I’m saddened by the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a lifelong friend of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
We worked closely together to rid the country of dictatorship. I know he sought lasting peace for the region.
My thoughts are with his family -mb.” Barzani said on Twitter.
Colin Luther Powell was an American politician, diplomat, and four-star general who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African-American Secretary of State.
Powell, who was being treated for multiple myeloma, died at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 84. He had been vaccinated, but his treatment had left his immune system compromised.