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EU supports weapons deliveries to Kurds
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says EU foreign ministers gave their support for arms deliveries to Kurdish authorities in Iraq during emergency talks in Brussels.
Steinmeier is quoted by dpa as saying, “The EU welcomes that individual countries will respond positively to requests by the security forces of the Kurdish government for support."
He added that some EU states will not deliver arms, due to legal restraints or limited capacities. Steinmeier said that "eastern" member states were likely to supply equipment such as ammunition.