Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Iraqi Prime Minister says he supports Assyrian Christians in Iraq

In an interview with the Assyrian News Agency last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki affirmed Assyrian Christians’ right to have a province of their own in Iraq.

In spite of the bad news coming out of Iraq on a daily basis, Maliki said the current situation is improving. After stressing that unemployment, as well as sectarian violence, has dropped, Maliki added that it is the government’s responsibility to bring back displaced people. Many see the creation of an Assyrian Province as critical for persuading some 500,000 Iraqi Assyrians refugees to return to Iraq. Maliki also said that the government will do everything in its power to create ideal conditions for their return.

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