France is Arming the Kurds, Too
French President Francois Hollande announced today that France is stepping up its humanitarian efforts in Iraq by arming Kurdish forces. Unlike the U.S., however, the French government received express consent from Baghdad to deliver arms:
France will supply arms to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours", French President Francois Hollande has announced.
France has received approval from authorities in Baghdad for the decision, French media reports say.