France is gravely concerned about current events in Baghdad and several governorates which have already resulted in many casualties.
France asks the parties to show the utmost restraint. It calls on them to act responsibly and immediately stop the deadly clashes.
France asks all Iraqi political leaders to reaffirm their commitment to Iraq’s constitutional framework and respect the integrity of Iraqi institutions, which must operate without hindrance.
It is necessary for all Iraq’s political players to commit to a genuine, constructive national dialogue which is in the interests of Iraqi people, so that their aspirations to peace, stability and security are listened to.