NY Times: France to Arm Kurds Against Sunnis in Iraq

August 13, 2014 – The New York Times reportsScreen-Shot-2014-08-13-at-7.43.44-AM-e1407941080934 an announcement from the French President François Hollande that France would send military weapons to Kurds in Iraq, so that they may defend themselves against Sunni militants.

From the report:

President Hollande’s readiness to position himself alongside the United States in offering military support recalled his actions last year when he joined with President Obama in threatening Syria with airstrikes after the use of chemical weapons in the civil war there. The strikes never happened after the United States and Russia brokered a deal to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons program, but France nonetheless seemed to supplant Britain as America’s main European ally in Middle East military ventures.

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