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  • Iraq – Mass murder (30.10.14)

    France strongly condemns the execution in Iraq of a very large number of people, whose bodies were found yesterday nears the cities of Hit and Ramadi.

  • Iraq - Appointment of new ministers (18.10.14)

    France congratulates the Iraqi prime minister on the appointment of the ministers of defense and interior, thereby completing the government that was formed on September 8, and on the swearing in of the Kurdish ministers. When he spoke to the press yesterday in Beijing, Laurent Fabius welcomed the formation of this inclusive government, which will guarantee unity and effectiveness in Iraq’s fight against Daesh.

  • Iraq – UN Security Council meeting (19.09.14)

    The Security Council meeting aims to strengthen international mobilization in order to provide Iraq with the international assistance it needs on the political, humanitarian and security fronts.

  • International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq (15.09.14)

    The conference participants asserted that Daech (ISIL) is a threat not only to Iraq but also to the entire international community and that confronting such a threat wherever it is will require a long term effort from the international community. They condemned the crimes and acts of mass violence that Daech (ISIL) commits against civilians, including the most vulnerable minorities, which may amount to crimes against humanity. They agreed to cooperate and do everything to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice. They confirmed support for the inquiry led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to that end.

  • Iraq (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 11.09.14)

    We actively support the Iraqi authorities in their fight against this terrorist group. As such, we have delivered military equipment to the Kurdistan region, with the agreement of the Iraqi authorities, in order to improve defense capabilities against “Daesh.”

  • Iraq - formation of the government - Statement by Laurent Fabius (09.09.14)

    "I welcome the formation of the Iraqi government. It is an important step in the political transition under way since the last general election. The coming challenges are considerable. They demand both that Iraq set out on a path respectful of all those who make up the country and that the international community play an active role alongside it."

  • Iraq – French humanitarian aid to Amerli (30.08.14)

    The French armed forces dropped three tonnes of humanitarian aid on 30 August above the area of Amerli, whose population, mostly Shia Turkmen, was besieged by IS. Coordinated with Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, it [the aid drop] is intended to address this threatened population’s immediate survival needs (water and foodstuffs).

  • 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.

  • 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 – 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 – 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.

  • 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.

  • Iraq (07.10.13)

    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 – 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.

  • 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 – 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.

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