IRAQ: FRATTINI-ZEBARI, NO TO PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

“There is no persecution of minority groups in Iraq, especially the Christian minority which participates in all of the activities of the country and the Iraqi government has also taken action to protect its safety in the area around Mosul, and everywhere else that it is necessary”. Baghdad’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, assured the Italian foreign minister, Franco Frattini, of this today, who had expressed “worry” about the persecution of Christians in the area. For his part, Frattini welcomed very favourably “the new and stronger commitment by the Iraqi government to protecting Christian minorities”. In a press conference the resident of the Farnesina Palace then emphasized that “Italy particularly appreciates this element”.

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