France condemns wave of deadly attacks in Bagdhad
Iraq/attacks in Baghdad – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, 17 May 2016
I utterly condemn the wave of deadly attacks carried out in Baghdad by Daesh [so-called ISIL].
I extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families. I express my wholehearted solidarity with the Iraqi people in the face of the ignominy and barbarity of Daesh terrorists. The Iraqis can defeat Daesh by joining together.
France is determined to continue its fight against Daesh, alongside the Iraqi authorities and its partners in the international coalition./.