Barzani's comments came on Monday after U.S.-led coalition forces began supporting Iraqi troops against the Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit, following a request from Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi, Anadolu news agency said.
The operation is seen as a step towards seizing Mosul, IS’s largest stronghold in Iraq.
Barzani said during a meeting with Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn on Monday: "When the Iraqi government is ready, we can help also. We are waiting on the Iraqi troops.
"Daesh (IS) is a threat for everyone, but military techniques are not enough to fight against terrorism - the organization's financial and logistic sources should also be eradicated."
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