Q: The ambassadors of 25 countries, including the United Kingdom and Germany, have complained to the Iraqi prime minister about the repeated attacks against diplomatic missions in Iraq. A communiqué about this was published after this meeting. Why wasn’t France involved in this initiative?
A: France condemns the attacks against foreign diplomatic missions in Iraq and deplores the civilian casualties they have caused. It calls for the strengthening of security measures in order to better protect diplomatic missions and the Iraqi population.
We have clearly expressed these expectations and conveyed this message directly to the Iraqi authorities. Within the framework of our bilateral trade with Iraq, we reaffirm our attachment to the preservation of Iraq’s stability and sovereignty.