Norway’s government said Friday it would contribute a C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft to deliver humanitarian aid to the self-governed Iraqi region of Kurdistan, but said it wouldn’t provide any military aid, such as troops, weapons or weapons transport.

“We want to be prepared to contribute. That’s why we’ll make available a C-130J transport aircraft to transport the necessary humanitarian aid at short notice,” said Norway’s Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide.

The government also said some legal terms had to be resolved before it can commence aid flights to northern Iraq. […]