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Iraq/Mosul Christians

Published on August 11, 2014
Press briefing by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesman (excerpts)
Paris, July 21, 2014

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Iraq/Mosul/ultimatum issued to Christians by the Islamic State

France utterly condemns the ultimatum issued by the Islamic State to Christians in Mosul. This is a further illustration of the true nature of this terrorist organization.

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.

We are mobilized to ensure that the rights of Christian communities in the Middle East are respected. France champions the freedom of religion and belief throughout the world. (…)./.

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