Situation in Iraq (June 11, 2014)
France is deeply concerned following the takeover by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant of significant parts of the Iraqi territory.
It expresses its solidarity with the Iraqi people and reaffirms its support for the authorities in their fight against terrorism. Every effort must be made to guarantee the safety of the civilian populations and all communities, notably the Christian minorities.
It is more essential than ever to establish inclusive dialogue between all political forces that reject violence in order to ensure the country’s unity and overcome the challenge of terrorism.