Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, December 27, 2013)

Iraq
Lebanon

Iraq

Q - Rocket fire against the People’s Mojahedin of Iran’s Camp Liberty [Camp Hurriya], near Baghdad airport, killed three people and injured about 50 on Thursday evening. What’s your reaction?

France condemns the attacks around Baghdad airport on 26 December. It calls on the Iraqi government to take the necessary measures to guarantee the security of Camp Hurriya and Camp Ashraf.

We reiterate our full support for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) in their efforts to implement a peaceful, lasting solution to the situation in the refugee camps in Iraq.

 

Lebanon

Q - Several people, including a close adviser to Saad al-Hariri, were killed on Friday in an attack in Beirut. What’s your reaction? Is Mr Al-Hariri currently in France?

We refer you to the statement made this morning by the French Presidency:

“The President condemns the cowardly attack perpetrated this morning in Beirut city centre, which caused many casualties and claimed the life of former minister Mohamad Chatah. The President spoke on the telephone to President Suleiman, to whom he reiterated his full support in protecting Lebanon’s stability and security.He calls on all parties to work to protect the country’s unity.”

As regards Mr Al-Hariri, we would ask you to address him directly.