Iraq – French humanitarian aid (20.08.14)
As Laurent Fabius announced yesterday in the National Assembly, a third French humanitarian aid flight left this morning for Erbil carrying 21 tons of cargo destined for NGOs and the International Organization for Migration.
Execution of American journalist James Foley - Statement by Laurent Fabius (19.08.14)
If confirmed, this despicable murder would show the true face of this “caliphate of barbarism.”
Islamic State – UN Security Council Resolution (18.08.14)
France welcomes the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2170 on August 15. This resolution, which we and our partners have been advocating for weeks, sends a strong political message from the international community.
Iraq – New French humanitarian flight (13.08.14)
Laurent Fabius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, confirms that as announced, a second humanitarian flight will arrive in Iraq August 13.
Iraq – Statement by Laurent Fabius (11.08.14)
We lend our full support to the efforts Iraqi President Fouad Massoum—to whom I spoke yesterday—is making to this end, and we call on all Iraq’s political leaders to engage in dialogue to find a swift political solution acceptable to all the country’s constituent groups.
Iraq – Letter from Laurent Fabius to Catherine Ashton and Kristalina Georgieva (11.08.14)
"With this drama playing out on its doorstep, Europe must not remain inactive. Solidarity with the persecuted community is a moral imperative. Europe’s strategic interests and the defense of liberties also demand it. "
Iraq – Statement by Laurent Fabius (07.08.14)
Given of the gravity of this situation, in which civilians and religious minorities are the leading victims, France requests an emergency Security Council meeting so that the international community can mobilize to fight the terrorist threat in Iraq and provide aid and protection to threatened populations.
Iraq – Brutalities in Sinjar and surrounding areas (04.08.14)
Many people belonging to minority communities—particularly Yezidis—have fled and been unable to reach a safe place. The jihadists have already moved forward with killings and forced conversions. France calls on the Iraqi authorities to do everything it can to provide aid and protection to the hundreds of thousands of residents of the town of Sinjar and surrounding areas.
Iraq - Election of Iraq’s new president (24.07.14)
France congratulates Fouad Massoum, on his election as President of the Republic of Iraq. It wishes him every success in the high office that has just been entrusted to him by the Iraqi Parliament. This election is an important step toward resolving the unprecedented crisis facing the country.
Iraq – Mosul – Ultimatum issued to Christians by the Islamic State (21.07.14
These unacceptable threats demonstrate the urgent need to re-establish in Iraq the conditions for inclusive political dialogue that will bring together all communities in order to address the challenges facing the country.
Iraq – Speaker of Parliament (16.07.14)
France welcomes the election on July 15 of Salim al-Jubouri as speaker of Iraq’s Parliament, as well as the election of Haider al-Abadi and Aram al-Sheikh Mohammed as first and second deputy speakers.
Situation in Iraq (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 12.06.14)
France condemns the kidnapping of several dozen Turkish citizens from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul. We call for their immediate release. Everything must be done to ensure they are freed without delay.
Iraq – Parliamentary elections (30.04.14)
On the occasion of the parliamentary elections in Iraq, France commends the determination of the Iraqi voters, who, despite the terrorist threat, turned out in large numbers to express their desire to see Iraq make progress on the path towards democracy and peace.
Iraq – Murder of a journalist (22.03.14)
France condemns the murder of Mohammed Badawi, the bureau chief of Radio Free Iraq, at a security checkpoint in Baghdad. It extends its condolences to his family and his colleagues.
Situation in Iraq (06.01.14)
France is deeply concerned about the clashes around Fallujah and Ramadi. It supports the Iraqi authorities in their fight against terrorism.
Iraq – Attacks (17.12.13)
France condemns the deadly attacks perpetrated yesterday in Iraq. Now more than ever, France calls on all Iraqis to work together to put an end to the violence.
France condemns the deadly attacks that have killed more than a hundred people in the last two days in Iraq and extends its condolences to the victims’ families.
Iraq – Attacks (23.09.13)
We support the authorities’ efforts to combat terrorism and call on all political officials to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue to promote national unity and harmony.
Iraq: France strongly condemns the violence in the refugee Camp of Ashraf on 1 September (02.09.13)
France recalls that it is the Iraqi authorities’ responsibility to ensure the security of the refugee camps, including Camps Ashraf and Hurriya, and provide the necessary medical assistance to the injured. It would like the Iraqi government to launch an independent, in-depth report enabling full light to be shed on the violence and enabling its perpetrators to be prosecuted.
Iraq – Attacks (29.08.13)
We reaffirm our support for the Iraqi authorities in their fight against terrorism and call on them to engage in fully inclusive institutional reforms. All religious and ethnic communities must be allowed to find their place within Iraq.
Iraq – Attacks (12.08.13)
Recent weeks have seen a particularly troubling upsurge in violence on Iraqi soil. France offers its sympathies to the victims’ families. It reiterates its support for the Iraqi authorities in their fight against terrorism.
Iraq – Attacks (29.07.13)
France is concerned at the increased violence and reaffirms the importance of dialogue between the Iraqi political forces, while ensuring respect for the federal and parliamentary institutions, since this is the only way to overcome the challenge posed by terrorism.
Iraq – Attacks (22.07.13)
France condemns the particularly lethal attacks carried out in recent days in Iraq.
It offers its condolences to the families of the victims and expresses its solidarity with the Iraqi authorities in their fight against terrorism.
Laurent Fabius’s participation in the ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People (22.05.13)
The participants discussed the upcoming Geneva II Conference which brought together for the first time representatives of the opposition and the regime.
Iraq – Attacks (21.05.13)
France strongly condemns the deadly attacks perpetrated in recent days in Iraq and extends its condolences to the victims’ families.
It reaffirms the critical importance of dialogue between all Iraqi political forces, while ensuring respect for the federal and parliamentary institutions, since this is the only way to overcome the challenge posed by terrorism.
Iraq – Violence (29.04.13)
France strongly condemns the violence that has in recent days led to the death of many demonstrators and law enforcement officers in several provinces of the country.
Iraq – Execution of 21 condemned criminals (16.04.13)
These executions contradict the global trend toward the abolition of this inhuman punishment, the deterrent value of which has never been established.
Iraq – Attacks in Baghdad (19.03.13)
France utterly condemns the bloody attacks perpetrated yesterday in Iraq. We extend our condolences to the Iraqi people and the families of the victims and express our solidarity with the Iraqi authorities in their fight against terrorism.
Iraq – Attacks in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu (16.01.13)
France strongly condemns the attacks perpetrated yesterday in several cities in Iraq during which, according to the latest reports, more than 40 people died and more than 250 were injured.
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