France utterly condemns the attacks targeted since Monday against the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the airport in Erbil and the Ayn al-Asad military base in Iraq. The increasing number of attacks against diplomatic facilities and bases hosting the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh is unacceptable. In the face of these destabilizing activities, which undermine the security of all Iraqis, France reaffirms its attachment to Iraq’s sovereignty and the stability of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
As the minister underscored during the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh in Rome on June 28, France calls for increased cooperation with the Iraqi authorities and for the strengthening of coordination efforts among the latter in order to put an end to these attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice.
France reaffirms its determination to continue its efforts within the framework of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh together with its local and international partners in order to prevent any risk of resurgence by this terrorist organization.