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French President Macron Announces Deployment of Missile Defense System in Erbil

Gulan Media April 19, 2024 News
French President Macron Announces Deployment of Missile Defense System in Erbil

During a press conference in Brussels on Thursday, French President Macron declared France's decision to deploy a missile defense system in Erbil, underscoring the nation's commitment to protecting its troops and allies in the Kurdistan Region.

Macron reiterated France's unwavering support for the Peshmerga forces and emphasized the paramount importance of regional security for French forces and their partners.

Responding to concerns regarding the absence of the Patriot system in Erbil, Macron assured the public that necessary adjustments had been implemented to ensure effective defense measures.

Furthermore, he highlighted France's independent defense capabilities deployed alongside soldiers and special forces, highlighting their crucial role in safeguarding capabilities and alliances in the broader region.

The president reaffirmed France’s dedication to ensuring the security of its allies in Kurdistan, stating that these measures aimed to "secure our own capacities but also to secure our friends."

This announcement underscores France's proactive stance on regional security and its steadfast commitment to supporting the Peshmerga forces. Macron's declaration reflects his dedication to fostering stability and protection in the Middle East.

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