Lebanese Forces: Regional Powers Target Iraq’s Christians

02.jpgThe Lebanese Forces Party on Monday pleaded with Iraqi officials to adopt speedy measures capable of halting crimes committed against Christians. A statement also urged the Arab league, the United Nations, the European Union and the international community to exert efforts to “salvage thousands of Christian families in Iraq.”
The statement noted that a campaign targeting Christians in Iraq coincided with “annulling article 50 of the election law that allots seats to Christians in provincial councils.”

It recalled that Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako had warned that the ongoing campaign is “in implementation of regional and domestic schemes.”

“Displacing Christians serves political factions linked to regional powers seeking to create factional cantons in Iraq.”