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Middle East/Iraq

Published on August 11, 2014
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, August 7, 2014

France is very deeply concerned about ISIS’s latest advances in northern Iraq; about the capture of Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian city; and about the intolerable brutalities being committed.

Given of the gravity of this situation, in which civilians and religious minorities are the first victims, France requests an emergency Security Council meeting so that the international community can mobilize to fight the terrorist threat in Iraq and provide aid and protection to threatened populations./.

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