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Rubio Joins Van Hollen in Introducing Resolution Commemorating Operation Provide Comfort and Reiterating the Important Partnership Between the U.S. and Iraqi Kurdistan

Oct 21, 2021 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in introducing a resolution commemorating Operation Provide Comfort and reaffirming the partnership between the U.S. and Iraqi Kurdistan. Through Operation Provide Comfort, the largest humanitarian operation of its kind, the United States delivered key humanitarian relief and enforced a no-fly zone in order to protect the citizens of Iraqi Kurdistan from the Saddam Hussein regime. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of Operation Comfort which protected the Kurdish people until 2003. The Senators’ resolution marks this anniversary and recognizes the important partnership that exists between the U.S. and Iraqi Kurdistan.

The text of the resolution is here

Rubio is a senior member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.